A Chapel Hill woman is accused of stealing a prehistoric shark’s tooth from the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport.
Alison Ailene Erca, 62, of Brights Way was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 14, and charged with felony larceny, Southport Police Sgt. Mike Williams said.
A woman removed the C. Megalodon shark’s tooth from its glass enclosure and left the museum with another woman just after 2 p.m., Oct. 9 museum curator and manager Mary Strickland said. Museum employees noticed the tooth was missing late that afternoon and nothing else was stolen.