Dead alligator goes for a ride
Howell, Michigan, United States
July 8, 2011 11:00 am EDT
Crime, Law And Justice, Human Interest
Three intoxicated men stole a preserved alligator, strapped it on a pickup truck, and the four of them went for a joy ride.
Douglas Ward, 55, Roy Griffith, 60, and John Sanborn, 53, were charged with breaking and entering after the trio stole a 14-foot flattened and preserved alligator, strapped it to a pickup truck and went mud bogging.
The theft occurred on June 25 from a barn in Hartland Township, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. The alligator's owner found tire tracks near his barn and followed them to a party in Deerfield Township, where the three men were driving their vehicles around in the mud.
The men are due in court on July 20. The alligator will not be called as a witness.
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