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Subway shark mystery solved?

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Photo courtesy Vicino family Photo courtesy Vicino family
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A family from Brooklyn is offering some insight into the bizarre discovery of a dead shark on the N train subway early Wednesday.

Alicia Vicino says her kids found the dead shark on the beach in Coney Island and started playing with it earlier this week. They even posed for pictures with the three-footer. Vicino says then some older beachgoers -- probably in their 20s -- came by and took the shark, saying they wanted to keep it, and probably headed for the subway.

The N train stops at Stillwell Avenue on Coney Island.

Straphangers noticed the shark stinking up a car on a Queens-bound N train. Toward the end of the line, a conductor closed off the car and then a supervisor tossed the shark in the trash at Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria.

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