SANFORD, Fla. – ***UPDATE 5:33 p.m. 1/6/2020***
The Sanford Police Department said Smog, the iguana, has been found safe and safe.
The iguana has been returned to his owners.
“Thank you to everyone who shared this post,” police said on Facebook.
Investigators shared a video on Facebook after the iguana was found safe and sound.
#update #HeIguanedToGoHome Thanks to tips submitted to our investigators after this morning’s post on social media, Smog, the iguana, was located safe and sound. Our crime scene investigators had the honor of returning Smog to his owners. Thank you to everyone who shared this post. The criminal investigation into Smog’s disappearance is still ongoing.￼￼￼ ********Original Post************ *** Update*** Additional images were obtained which picture a female with the male at Pet Supplies Plus - Sanford, FL #CanYouIdentify On December 26, 2019, Sanford officers responded to the Pipe Eyes Smoke Shop located at 2921 S Orlando Drive, Sanford, Florida in reference to the theft of a five foot green Iguana (named Smog). Between 1:45 pm and 1:50 pm, an unknown person removed the Iguana, which was roaming freely at the business.The Iguana belongs to the store and the employees allow the Iguana to roam freely at the store. On December 28, 2019, Officers responded to Pet Supplies Plus - Sanford, FL located at 3701 Orlando Drive, with a possible sighting of the iguana. The store manager of Pet Supplies Plus advised that on December 26, 2019 at approximately 2:30 pm, an unknown male and female, entered the store with an Iguana. The unknown male was wearing a black and red long sleeve t-shirt, black shorts, with red and black flip-flops. Anyone with information on the identity of the subject, please contact the Sanford Police Department. #WeIguanaFindYou #RoamingFreelyDoesNotMeanFree #ComeBackToUsSmogPosted by Sanford Police Department on Monday, January 6, 2020
Police said the investigation into Smog’s disappearance is still ongoing.
Sanford police say a beloved missing iguana has been spotted inside a pet shop. Officers are now trying to track down the man last seen with him.
Officers responded to a Pet Supplies store along Orlando Drive Dec. 28 to investigate the possible sighting.
The manager told police a five-foot-long green iguana resembling Smog was seen Dec. 26., the same day the pet went missing. The manager told officers a man came into the store the day after Christmas around 2:30 p.m. wearing a black and red longe sleeve, black shorts with red and black flip-flops, Sanford police said on its Facebook page. Officers are now trying to identify the man seen below in the photo.
Smog went missing from Pipe Eyes Smoke Shop on the 2000 block of South Orlando Drive in Sanford. The business said the iguana was roaming freely throughout the shop when it was stolen between 1:45 p.m. and 1:50 p.m on Dec. 26.
Anyone with information about the man or Smog should contact the Sanford Police Department at (407) 688-5070.