Drunk Men Steal Dead Alligator, Take It Off-Roading

A 14-foot flattened and preserved alligator ... to be exact
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2011 9:50 AM CDT
Muddy wheels like these ones left tracks that the alligator's rightful owner followed to find the thieves.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Michigan authorities say three intoxicated men stole a 14-foot flattened and preserved alligator, strapped it to a pickup truck, and took it off-roading. Douglas Ward, 55; Roy Griffith, 60; and John Sanborn, 53, are charged with breaking and entering. The charges stem from a June 25 theft from a barn about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. The sheriff says the alligator's owner found tire tracks near his barn and followed them to a party in Deerfield Township where the men were driving their vehicles around in the mud.

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