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Post  wyatt1 on Mon May 20, 2013 2:01 pm

A man who fled after his vehicle was stopped by police was caught by an alligator, authorities say.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, police pulled over 20-year-old motorist Bryan Zuniga after his car was seen weaving in and out of lanes in the early hours of Thursday.

After stopping, police say Zuniga jumped out of the car and ran, breaking through a vinyl fence before disappearing.

But hours later he was located at a nearby hospital where he was being treated for multiple alligator bites.

Zuniga told authorities he was attacked by the reptile as he fled from police near a water treatment plant. He suffered puncture wounds to his face, arm and underarm.

After being released from hospital Zuniga was charged with driving on a suspended licence, resisting an officer and fleeing from law enforcement.

Footage of Zuniga taken at the Pinellas County Jail showed him with his arm in a sling and a cut on his face.

Millions of alligators are believed to live in the swamps, wetlands, rivers and lakes of Florida and neighbouring Louisiana.



http://news.sky.com/story/1089002/alligator-grabs-florida-man-fleeing-police



Rumour has it, they are being issued to our Police as they are cheaper than K9s ( they eat the suspect, which means great savings all round)

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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon May 20, 2013 2:06 pm

@wyatt1 wrote:A man who fled after his vehicle was stopped by police was caught by an alligator, authorities say.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, police pulled over 20-year-old motorist Bryan Zuniga after his car was seen weaving in and out of lanes in the early hours of Thursday.

After stopping, police say Zuniga jumped out of the car and ran, breaking through a vinyl fence before disappearing.

But hours later he was located at a nearby hospital where he was being treated for multiple alligator bites.

Zuniga told authorities he was attacked by the reptile as he fled from police near a water treatment plant. He suffered puncture wounds to his face, arm and underarm.

After being released from hospital Zuniga was charged with driving on a suspended licence, resisting an officer and fleeing from law enforcement.

Footage of Zuniga taken at the Pinellas County Jail showed him with his arm in a sling and a cut on his face.

Millions of alligators are believed to live in the swamps, wetlands, rivers and lakes of Florida and neighbouring Louisiana.



http://news.sky.com/story/1089002/alligator-grabs-florida-man-fleeing-police



Rumour has it, they are being issued to our Police as they are cheaper than K9s ( they eat the suspect, which means great savings all round)

I'm all for it!!
its not just the swamps they live in. My hotel when staying in orlando was next to a lake and there were numerous very large gators in that lake. Also when coming back from universal studios one day I saw animal control hauling a 6 foot gator out of a drainage ditch on international drive.

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Post  mattiducatti on Mon May 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime!

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Post  Flix on Mon May 20, 2013 3:26 pm

If the dogs are K-9's will the alligator specials be the A-Team.

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Post  wyatt1 on Mon May 20, 2013 4:25 pm

@Flix wrote:If the dogs are K-9's will the alligator specials be the A-Team.


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