DAYTONA BEACH SHORES (CBSMiami/AP) — A Homestead man, accused of trying to throw a live alligator onto the roof of a beach side lounge, reportedly told police he was “teaching it a lesson.”
William Hodge, 32, was arrested early Thursday by Daytona Beach Shores police.READ MORE: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
According to the police report, officers saw the man take the alligator by its tail, hit it against the awning of the building, throw it to the ground, and stomp on it twice.READ MORE: Cleveland Clinic Weston Once Again #1 Hospital In Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro Area
Hodge was arrested and charged with possession and injury of an alligator, unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling, theft, and criminal mischief.
Hodge told police that he had stolen the gator from an enclosure at a nearby miniature golf course.MORE NEWS: Calls Continue For Cuban Embassy In DC To Be Shut Down
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