Man mocks alligator. Alligator kills man.


After owners of a Southeast Texas marina spotted an 11-plus foot alligator, they put up a warning sign: "No swimming alligators." But that didn't seem to faze 28-year-old Tommie Woodward, who was hell-bent on taking a night swim. Woodward, who was with a female friend, took off his shirt, mocked the alligator, responded to verbal warnings by a marina employee by cursing the alligator, and jumped into the water. And then he immediately screamed for help, but it was too late. The alligator attacked him almost as soon as he entered the marina. After a short struggle the man disappeared under the water, which was near the Louisiana border. For more details, click here.