PUNTA GORDA (CBSMiami/AP) — Move over Florida man, a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges.
Florida prosecutors say a Charlotte County sheriff’s deputy stopped a pickup truck in May after it ran a stop sign. The driver, 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons, told the deputy he and his 25-year-old passenger, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, were collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass.READ MORE: South Florida Family Encourages Booster Shots After Vaccinated Relative Dies Of COVID-19
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When the deputy found 41 3-stripe turtles in a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” backpack, he asked if Machan-Le Quire had anything else. She pulled the 1-foot gator from her pants.
Officials say the Clemons case is pending.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 53,000 In Florida
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