Man tries to swap alligator for beer (video!)

Miami, Florida resident Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, was cited after he attempted to trade an alligator he found in a nearby park for a 12-pack of beer at a convenience store. According to CNN, he faces six months in jail and a $500 fine for "taking possession and selling an alligator, which is a second-degree misdemeanor."

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  1. Geth says:

    Why did he imagine that the clerk would . . . want an alligator?

  2. Saw the headline on BBS, already knew the story was gonna be from Florida...

  3. Simple taxonomy mix-up. He just wanted to get crocked.

  4. Man, if you can't trade 'gators for beer, you're not really free, are you? What's happened to this country, Jay-Bob?

  5. I'm typing this from 1988.

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