A Florida sheriff got a little more than he bargained for when he responded to a call about a rogue alligator that decided to take on the long arm of the law by clamping onto the bumper of the officer’s squad car.
The 10-foot long gator had been wandering in a residential neighborhood near Gainesville Sunday before a homeowner called 911, according to 11 Alive.com. Officials speculated that the alligator had come from Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.
When Alachua County deputy Victor Borrero responded to the call and pulled his car up to the beast, the perturbed gator decide to bite the bumper and hang on. Even when the deputy put the vehicle in reverse and dragged it for several feet, it continued to maintain its grip.
The gator eventually released the bumper and was taken into custody by a licensed trapper. It was unclear if the gator would be relocated, but officials said most aggressive alligators are harvested.
He fought the law and the law won.
“Gator” photo by scubadive67