I Think The Penalty For Running

far exceeded what would have happened had he stood his ground and ‘fessed up to the police

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — A man who allegedly was fleeing police was attacked and killed by an alligator in a pond, Local 10 reported.
Miccosukee police, assisted by Sweetwater canine units, responded to a call on the Miccosukee Indian Reservation about vehicles being broken into.
Local 10’s Todd Tongen said police captured one man, but another fled on foot and dove into a retention pond. Signs warned of the danger of live alligators in the pond behind the casino and hotel.
Eyewitnesses said they were shouting to the man to swim back to shore. When the man finally spotted the alligator, eyewitnesses said he screamed but then disappeared under the water.

There’s a lesson in this sad tale, folks.

5 Responses to “I Think The Penalty For Running”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Yeah. Stay on the good side of the Tree Hugging Sister.

  2. Indeed. Always a good course of action.
    I’m sure Florida Cracker has similar enforcers on her payroll as well, only in that part of Florida, they’re required to rinse off in a Miracle Whip bath first before becoming the hors d’oeuvre.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    It probably was the pond behind her house.

  4. mojo says:

    Evolution In Action.
    “Civilization stops at the water line; After that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”
    — Hunter Thompson, “The Great Shark Hunt”

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Since civilization doesn’t start at the water line, I am forced to conclude that civilization generally exists between high and low tide.

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