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

By New York Daily News

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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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  2. 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.

  3. .....Greusome death though!! Wouldn't wish that on anyone!!

  4. where meat come from.
    please charge the gator. for homocide.. lol


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