Alligator Catches Guy Who Eluded Police
Florida man is OK after attack, but behind bars
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 3:59 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Florida man probably had a brief moment of joy when he gave the slip to the sheriff's deputy chasing him. Then the alligator showed up. Police say Bryan Zuniga, 20, ran from his vehicle after a deputy pulled him over for weaving in traffic, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Zuniga hopped a fence and was gone. A few hours later, police got word that their man was being treated in the hospital after being bit in the face and arm by a 'gator near a water-treatment plant. Zuniga is now recuperating in jail on a slew of charges including "injuring fences" and eluding an officer.

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mik007
May 30, 2013 3:22 PM CDT
he is lucky that he made it out of there with his face some what in tacked.
Libris_Fidelis
May 13, 2013 9:01 AM CDT
Police need to stop making dogs be official police officers and start catching alligators and put badges on them! Of course, you can't pet an alligator! Ooops... wrong suggestion. WARNING: ALLIGATOR IN CAR
NorCalHal
May 12, 2013 9:50 PM CDT
Perhaps they could help with our overcrowded prisons! Send some of the lifers to live in the Everglades.