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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 2:50 pm | Updated: 6:14 pm, Mon May 13, 2013.

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is recovering after being attacked by an alligator while fleeing deputies during a traffic stop.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Bryan Zuniga was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane Thursday at about 2:50 a.m.

Deputies say Zuniga stopped the vehicle and jumped out of the passenger door. He then broke through a vinyl fence and escaped.

The Tampa Bay area man was found at a local hospital a few hours later. He was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area. He told deputies he had been attacked by an alligator near a water treatment plant.

He has been charged with fleeing police, driving with a suspended or revoked license and resisting an officer without violence.

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1 comment:

  • Mikmal posted at 7:55 am on Fri, May 10, 2013.

    Mikmal Posts: 28

    Ha, ha, ha, ha! They should find that alligator and feed it steaks! Maybe they can deputize it as well.