Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Only in Florida: Robbery Suspect Killed by Alligator While Fleeing

A man suspected of breaking into cars at Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, Florida was killed by an alligator while fleeing, in a scene out of a Tarzan movie.

His partner was captured, but this suspect jumped into a large pond behind the facility in an attempt to flee. While swimming he was ... there's no gentle way to put this ... attacked and killed by a nine-foot-long alligator, who bit him several times on the head, according to the police (who were obviously watching from a safe distance).

The body was recovered the next day from the bottom of the pond. Neither of the suspects was identified in the report.

The alligator, well-known on the resort as "Poncho," was captured and transported to All American Gator in Pembroke Park.

In Florida, anytime an alligator kills a person, it must be destroyed according to a Florida Fish and Game state law.

9 comments:

Neal said...

Does he qualify for this year's Darwin Awards?

Inkaika said...

WELL THAT'S ABSOLUTE BS!!!! That gator should be getting a medal instead they're gonna put him down. The gator didn't go after the guy, the moron jumped into his territory. He might as well have tied a big bow to his head and yelled come and get it. What else did they think would happen, when a walking 'happy meal' jumps into a pond with a 9 foot gator?
Someone needs to try and get a reprieve for this poor gator!!!
"SAVE PONCHO!!" btw didn't this happen on an Indian Reservation, which have their own laws? Can't they do something else other than killing poor Poncho? After all, he's obviously been a long time resident of the area if they've named him- and who knows, he might be a reincarnated member of the tribe?

Inkaika said...

Definite Darwin Award contender!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Poncho took a bite out of crime

David M. said...

I think the people as whole will feel safer and that should be the purpose of law and no matter how much we despise such people it does not carry the death penatly. I think getting eaten by gator would qualify as cruel and unusual punishment.

Anonymous said...

David M. said...
I think the people as whole will feel safer and that should be the purpose of law and no matter how much we despise such people it does not carry the death penatly. I think getting eaten by gator would qualify as cruel and unusual punishment.

November 13, 2007 1:55 PM


well, gee..it's not like a jury found the idiot guilty and the judge sentenced him to death by alligator...if he's dumb enough to jump in with one,he's to stupid to live.(damn bleeding hearts! no wonder we have so much crime!)

Anonymous said...

In Florida, anytime an alligator kills a person, it must be destroyed according to a Florida Fish and Game state law.

Actually, this is in accord with Genesis 9:5, which reads, "And surely I [God] will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it."

Anonymous said...

GIVE THE GATOR A REWARD!!!!!!!!!
THE OTHER SUSPECT. :)

Anonymous said...

Obviously this is a case of 'justifiable suicide'!!!