Florida woman pulls alligator out of trousers during traffic stop

Charlotte County Sheriffs Office
A woman pulled an alligator out of her pants during a traffic stop in Florida

Charlotte County Sheriffs Office A woman pulled an alligator out of her pants during a traffic stop in Florida

A Florida woman pulled a small alligator out of her trousers during a traffic stop Monday morning, authorities said.

Deputies said a woman pulled a small alligator out of her trousers after they said they asked her "Do you have anything else?"

The 25-year-old woman then pulled the foot-long reptile out of the yoga trousers she was wearing, according to WBBH.


The deputy asked, "Do you have anything else?" before she pulled out the reptile. Investigators said the woman also had 41 small turtles inside of a backpack.

The deputies said the driver, Michael Clemons, 22, told them he and his passenger, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, 25, were trying to collect frogs and snakes under an overpass.

The freaky encounter unfolded when Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a man and woman in a pick-up truck at 3:15 a.m.in Punta Gorda for running a stop sign, the report says. Alligators given to tourists to hold usually have a rubber band around their jaws so no one loses a finger.


The sheriff's office shared the discovery on Facebook and Twitter. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.

Clemons and Le Quire consented.

The turtles and American alligator are regulated so the driver and his gal pal were cited for having them.


Deputies said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission then came and took over the investigation.

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