INTERNATIONAL: Florida alligator eats suspected burglar hiding near lake: deputies

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INTERNATIONAL: Florida alligator eats suspected burglar hiding near lake: deputies

gator8n-2-webNEW YORK DAILY NEWS – This Florida alligator took a bite out of crime.

A suspected burglar died after he was chomped by a gator while hiding from police near Barefoot Bay, Brevard County sheriffs said.

Authorities found Matthew Riggins’ body on Nov. 23 in a lake. As police tried to pull the remains from the body of water, they were almost attacked by an aggressive 11-foot alligator, Major Tod Goodyear said in a statement.

After the gator was euthanized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, forensic investigators found the 22-year-old burglary suspect’s hand and foot inside the reptile’s stomach, officials said.

“He hid in the wrong place,” Laura Farris, a Barefoot Bay resident told Bay News 9.

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  1. He won't cause any more pain or heart ache and he certainly won't contribute to the rise in crime anymore. Poor Gator lost it's lunch.

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