According to authorities, the South Florida man was charged with pouring beer into the mouth of an alligator after convincing a friend to catch him. Timothy Jean Kepke, 27, from Hob Sound was charged with illegally taking an alligator.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office. A 22-year old man from Stuart was also charged with the crime. TCPalm reported that officials from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission received a complaint in August against the two men. The video was shot at 22:30. According to the website, Kepke was seen holding an alligator in Palm City and trying to bite his right forearm.
According to the FWC report, Kepke allegedly poured beer in the mouth of the alligator after being bit. This caused the reptiles’ aggressive behavior.
Officials said that the couple released the alligator.
TCPalm reported that authorities visited Kepke’s home on September 17th, and he claimed to be the man in the video.
According to the website, MPs issued warrants of arrest for Osborne and Kepke. They were both arrested on Thursday. After posting bail, they were released the following day.