Man Cited For Trading Alligator For Beer
By Space Coast Daily // December 17, 2013
Cited for illegally capturing an alligator
ALLAPATTAH, FLORIDA – When a convenience store clerk was approached by a customer to buy alcohol, he had no idea what the man would offer to use as payment – a live alligator.
So, the clerk called local law enforcement.
A man had a live four to five foot alligator and was attempting to use it to barter in Allapattah, outside of Miami.
When the City of Miami Police Department responded and found the alligator, they called the FWC for assistance. It turns out the man had seen the alligator at a local park.
After managing to catch it, he took it with him to the convenience store in hopes that someone would be willing to trade him for beer.
FWC officers Paige Pestka and Rafael Almagro cited the man for three different charges related to illegally capturing the alligator and then released the alligator.