Cops: Woman stole lizards from pet store

The scales of justice are swinging against an alleged lizard thief.

Suffolk County cops arrested Anisa Escobar, 46, of Mount Sinai, on Friday, authorities said.

Back on August 23, a woman and two children came to Selmer's Pet Land in Huntington Station. The woman cut open the top screen of a habitat, grabbed four bearded dragons, and left the store without paying, police said. The lizards were worth $1,100.

Police examined security camera footage and released an image of the woman. Police got numerous tips from the public and eventually identified Escobar as a suspect.

Authorities charged Escobar with fourth-degree grand larceny and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.