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Elliott James, Prosecutor Orleans Parish – From the Chronicles of America’s Dumbest Criminals
FLORIDA: A man pulled over for a traffic violation fled from the long arms of the law right into the mouth of a hungry gator. 20-year old Brian Zuniga was pulled over for failing to maintain a lane. Deputies say he jumped from the passenger side of the car, broke through a fence and vanished. He was found a few hours later at a local hospital and was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area.
Zuniga told 10News: “And as soon as I looked at it…he just opened his mouth and grabbed me.”
Zuniga, who has a long rap sheet, has been charged with fleeing police, driving with a suspended or revoked license and resisting an officer without violence.
From the comfort of his jail cell, the hospitality of the sheriff’s department, Zuniga is thanking his lucky stars to be alive. The next time he’s pulled over, he might think it better to willingly go down the road to the police station rather than down the throat of an alligator.
(Source: CBS News, NY Daily News)