Man arrested after allegedly jumping into New England Aquarium tank


BOSTON ( -- A Quincy man took a dangerous dive at the New England Aquarium, and it landed him in handcuffs.

Stephen Pellegrine, 51, was arrested after allegedly jumping into the giant ocean tank early Thursday night. Aquarium staff say he appeared to be intoxicated, and snuck in without paying for a ticket.  

Then, he scaled a waist-high wall, and jumped into the tank.

"He jumped into the fish tank, which is 27 feet deep," said Erica Brody, an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County. "There are sharks in there."

Pellegrine has been charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace. He was ordered held on $500 bail.

Staff at the New England Aquarium told FOX 25 that none of the animals in the tank were harmed.