Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Only In Florida (Well Maybe Louisiana Too)

Man Killed by Gator While Fleeing Police
MICCOSUKEE TRIBE INDIAN RESERVATION, Fla. (AP) - A man who jumped into a lake to flee police was killed by an alligator more than 9-feet long, officials said Tuesday.

The man, whose name has not been released, was allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Miccosukee Resort and Convention Center on Thursday. He ran when police arrived at the scene, said Dexter Lehtinen, one of the tribe's police legal advisors.

You can see the whole article here.

Having grown up in Louisiana, I realize it could have happened there, but Louisiana rednecks are usually within 5 paces of their jacked-up four wheel drive trucks when they need to run from cops. They would just head down through some mud hole that a cop car would get stuck in and probably get away.

Plus Louisiana waters usually have snapping turtles as big as small alligators and I'm almost more scared of them than I am gators.

The University of Florida needs to go find that alligator and give him a scholarship to play cornerback on the football team. That's been their big weakness all year and have lost their games to big plays on their cornerbacks.

Might as well have a REAL gator playing for the Gators.


Babystepper said...

That's great! I wonder if that one will make it into the Dumb Criminals book or the Darwin Awards book.

Qtpies7 said...

Snarky, are we? LOL
We call that "fair weather fan" here.
That must be some hero, catchin' criminals!

katherine. said...

part of me wants to laugh...but it really is kinda sad....

Travis said...

Now that's funny. Not the part where the criminal met such a grisly end. The part where Florida should recruit a real gator.

Norma said...

I'm sure this will be the cops' fault, and indirectly Bush's--just haven't found the thread yet.

I'm writing about Christmas catalogs. Having a little contest--does the word Christmas actually appear in the catalog.

Beverly said...

Serves him right.

The Rock Chick said...

Hmmm...I guess this guy doesn't fall into the mastermind criminal variety.

That's a heck of a story! LOL