LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A "hangry" alligator was captured in southwest Florida after chasing people through a Wendy's parking lot, deputies said.
Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Wendy's on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres on Monday afternoon after the 6-foot gator was spotted harassing unsuspecting customers -- and maybe even scaring some away.
"He may have just been 'hangry' for a cheeseburger, but he gave many quite the scare," according to a tweet on the Lee County Sheriff's Office official Twitter page.
GATOR CHASE🐊— Lee County Sheriff (@leesheriff) May 17, 2021
Deputies responded to Lee Blvd today after this 6-ft gator chased pedestrians through a Wendy's parking lot.
He may have just been "hangry" for a cheeseburger, but he gave many quite the scare!
Alongside FWC, we wrangled the gator and safely relocated it. pic.twitter.com/OIiDHCmMJC
Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District joked in a tweet that the gator was causing "a slightly delayed response time."
Deputies, with the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, helped wrangle the gator, which was relocated to a farm in LaBelle, WBBH reported.