July 21, 2018

Deputy finds alligator illegally held in Port Charlotte man’s aquarium

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A Port Charlotte man who deputies say was keeping an alligator in his aquarium was arrested Thursday on a charge of capture and possession of an alligator, a felony in the state of Florida.

A deputy went to the home of Jason Michael Ward, 29, of Marcy Avenue to serve a domestic violence injunction. Ward invited the deputy into his home and upon entry, the deputy saw a baby alligator in an aquarium. Ward said he caught the alligator with his bare hands and added that “they are easy to catch.”

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Source: http://www.news-press.com/article/20110722/CRIME/110722008/1002/RSS01