The guy stealing ring-tailed lemur Gizmo and holding the pet for ransom is arrested

James Edward Welborn Jr. was arrested after being suspected of stealing ring-tailed lemur Gizmo and holding it for ransom. The alleged thief stole Gizmo from his owner Julie Harris in Mobile last month. He then asked his sister to look after it, telling her that the animal belonged to his friend serving in Afghanistan. According to Opera, when Julie Harris posted fliers with Gizmo’s picture and an offer of a reward, his sister realized what she had in her possession and asked him to returned the lemur to its rightful owner. However, Welborn sent his friend Brian Sanders to pick it up instead and had him contact Ms Harris, saying that they wanted the money in return for it. Brian Sanders was then arrested by authorities, who returned the pet to Julie Harris. Meanwhile,  actual thief Welborn was arrested and accused of attempting to hold Gizmo for ransom after being pulled for a routine traffic violation over earlier this week.

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