DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) – A Florida The man told police he was “teaching it a lesson” when he tried to throw a live alligator he had stolen from a miniature golf course onto the roof of a party cocktail bar. beach, authorities said.
According to police reports, the 32-year-old was arrested early Thursday when Daytona Beach Shores officers spotted him trying to throw the gator onto the roof of a cocktail bar located just off the Freeway. A1A, according to a police report.
Officers then saw the man grab the alligator’s tail, smash it against the eaves of the building, throw it to the ground and step on it twice, the report said.
The man from Homestead, Florida, was arrested and charged with possession and injury to an alligator, an unarmed burglary of an occupied home, burglary and crime.
The man told officers he had stolen the gator from an enclosure at a nearby miniature golf course.
An online court found no attorneys available for the man, who remained in jail as of Friday morning.