Skip to comments.Vero Beach Man Arrested for Keeping Alligator in Tub, Feeding it Chicken: Deputies
Posted on 10/17/2013 9:54:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Tony Wells Jr., 32, said the alligator had already been in his house when he moved in, Indian River County Sheriff's Office said.
A Florida man was arrested after he illegally kept an alligator in his outdoor hot tub and fed it chicken for over a year, authorities said.
Tony Wells Jr., 32, said the alligator had already been in his Vero Beach house when he moved in, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said.
After moving into the home, Wells said he was just feeding the alligator, his arrest report said.
When deputies asked what he was feeding the alligator, Wells said chicken, just chicken, according to authorities.
Deputies served a drug related search warrant on Oct. 15 and a woman was arrested during the search, the sheriffs office said.
Wildlife Officials: Big Gator Shouldn't Have Been Killed But Wells was arrested after deputies found that he did not have a license from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to keep the alligator, the arrest report said.
He fed it deputies?
That looks like an empty hillbilly beer cooler.......
Thank goodness for the colon in the title.
The first time I read the headline I thought he fed it children.
NO only those that smelled like chicken..or donuts
"Tastes like chicken!"
Not just deputies, chicken deputies. Single handedly improving the courage levels of sheriff departments.
I’ve been to Vero Beach during a Sunday drive and the place gave me the creeps. A couple years later they found little Adam Walsh’s remains there.
Feeding it chicken? Tofu is the politically correct food.
Gators aren’t dogs, bet they were really confused about what to do when it came to arresting the owner.
Sonny Crockett kept an alligator on his boat. It’s a Florida thing.
I teach music in S. FL.
It is very hard for kids to remember the lines and spaces in BASS Clef.
But Once I give them a meme for remembering the lines, (G<B<D<F<A), they never forget:
Good Boys Don’t feed Alligators
If the alligator was capable of leaving on its own, then he wasn’t technically keeping it. Just doing the same thing that people with bird feeders do.
He was seen driving a vehicle with these plates: