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Suspects sought after dumping alligator inside Wawa store in Florida

Posted: 6:48 AM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 18:41:40Z

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are searching for two suspects after an injured alligator was dumped in a Wawa store.

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The Bradenton Herald  quotes  Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow as saying the department was alerted to the alligator around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Bristow says the department was told two people had dropped off a three-foot (1-meter) alligator at the Lakewood Ranch convenience store.

Deputies alerted the Fish and Wildlife Commission, which sent a trapper who removed the gator.

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Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald ,  http://www.bradenton.com