Friday, November 16, 2007

Beware of what....?

It began with the report of someone breaking into cars at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami FL. Officers responded to the Reservation parking lot at 500 SW 177th Ave in Miami where one of the men was arrested quickly while the other ran. He probably should have stayed it seems.

That suspect ran past signs that warned of alligators and jumped into the retention pond behind the resort. Eyewitnesses state that they were shouting for the man to swim back to shore. It wasn't until he spotted the alligator himself that he screamed and disappeared under the water. His body was later found 50 feet down at the bottom of the pond with several bites to his head.

Two alligators that were in the pond were trapped later that day and taken to All American Gator in Pembroke Park FL. The larger 9 foot-long one, known as Poncho, is believed to be the one that killed the suspect and will have to be destroyed according to state law. He seemed to have no fear of humans which happens often when they are fed and he was known to have a nasty attitude. It wasn't reported as to what will happen to the smaller one that was also trapped.

It would seem that the warning signs were there for a reason and sadly, this suspect proved all too well why they were there and why you should always pay attention to where you are running to.

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