Florida man arrested while trying to ‘teach’ alligator ‘a lesson’

Florida man arrested while trying to ‘teach’ alligator ‘a lesson’
William Hodge, alligator tutor. Volusa County Corrections via CBS 4 Miami

[Ed. – That’s not just Florida Man.  That’s record-setting, history-making, mold-breaking Florida Man.]

A Florida man told police officers he was “teaching it a lesson” when he tried to throw a live alligator he had stolen from a miniature golf course onto the roof of a beachside cocktail lounge, authorities said.

William Hodge, 32, of Homestead, man was arrested early Thursday when Daytona Beach Shores police officers spotted him attempting to throw the gator onto the roof of a cocktail lounge located just off Highway A1A, according to a police report.

The officers then saw him take the alligator by its tail, hit it against the awning of the building, throw it to the ground and stomp on it twice, the report said.

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