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Authorities: Woman pulls gator from pants during stop

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 07 2019 May 7, 2019 May 07, 2019 7:42 AM May 07, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop.

The Charlotte County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday afternoon after it ran a stop sign and 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons told him he and his 25-year-old passenger Ariel Machan-Le Quire were collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass. He gave the deputy permission to search bags in the truck.

When the deputy found 41 3-stripe turtles in the woman's backpack, he asked if she had anything else. She pulled the 1-foot gator from her yoga pants. Charlotte County Sheriff's officials suggested an explanation on Twitter for the incident: "Not to be outdone by #FloridaMan, a #FloridaWoman pulled an alligator out of her pants."

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission took over the investigation.

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