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Video: Gator Takes Bite Out of Deputy's Patrol Car

May 03, 2011  | 

Photo: Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

A 10-foot alligator ran afoul with the law in Florida, after attaching its jaws to the front bumper of an Alachua County Sheriff's deputy's Crown Victoria.

Deputy Victor Borrero was waiting for a trapper after getting a report of a nuisance alligator at the south end of a golf course near Paynes Prairie Preserve State at about 7 p.m. Saturday.

After the gator affixed its jaws to the front bumper, the deputy reversed the vehicle to loosen the animal's grip.

"They were trying to get him to back away from a residential area," Sgt. Todd Kelly tells POLICE. "He got close enough to latch on and wouldn't let go."


VIDEO: Gator Chews On Patrol Car

Comments (4)

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Doug @ 5/3/2011 7:18 PM

Looks like he bit off more than he could chew.

How do you explain that damage to the body shop?

C.J. Nash @ 5/3/2011 9:31 PM

A new replacement for McGruff when it comes to taking a bite out of crime?

PC @ 5/4/2011 7:08 AM

His bite is worse than his bark.

Chris @ 5/20/2011 3:20 PM

This is a great story, and all to true, this happened also in So.Carolina. Incident happened in Pinewood county in 1983, to a fellow named Bruce Woodlawn, a local hunter, the gator grabbed ahold of his tire. That's where the gator lost the battle.

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