Florida woman pulls gator from trousers during traffic stop

Cops to Florida woman: ‘Do you have anything else?’ She pulled a gator from her pants. | Miami Herald

A Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga trousers during a traffic stop, sheriff's officers said.

Authorities in Florida said a woman was cited after she reached into her trousers during a traffic stop and pulled out a baby alligator.

The unidentified woman showed an officer the reptile when asked, "Do you have anything else?"

"Ariel opened the backpack that was on the passenger's floorboard that revealed 41 small turtles", the deputy wrote in the report. It was not immediately clear if either Clemons or Machan-Le Quire were charged.

NBC Miami called the incident an "only in Florida" moment.

The deputies then got permission to search the bags Clemons and Machan-Le Quire had in the truck to make sure they hadn't collected any wildlife they weren't supposed to.




It was not a crocodile skin accessory, nor a symbol of the Lacoste brand, but rather a living, breathing alligator that a Florida woman produced from her pants during a police stop.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office posted a picture of the baby gator on its Facebook page.

Authorities said the turtle species and alligators are both regulated in the state of Florida.

Florida Wildlife and Conservation officers responded to the scene and continue to investigate.

But in this case, she tells PEOPLE, "Sometimes the deputies just give me good material".

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