A Florida man was stopped by authorities for driving with an illegally obtained alligator leg in his dashboard. This is something that even police don’t see every day.
The FWC reported Monday morning that Luis Maurizio (the FWC’s officer) stopped a truck at Corbett Conservation Area in order to verify its day pass. Instead, they found many alligator parts throughout the vehicle.
According to an FWC report, the truck’s owner claimed that the parts belonged only to an alligator he hunted over many years. However, officers could smell the carcass of an alligator that had just died a few days earlier, as per an FWC report.
The man admitted to having hunted an alligator without permission just a few days before. Police made a connection.