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. (Read more Florida stories.)

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