“Taking a bite out of crime” lives up to its meaning after a Pinellas Park, Florida, man comes face-to-face with an alligator.
At some point during the traffic stop, the 20-year-old jumped out of the car he was driving through the passenger side, and bolted.
The deputy lost him when he slipped under a fence near a lake that is infested with alligators.
Police caught up Zuniga a few hours later at a hospital, where he was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to his face, arm, and armpit. Zuniga told deputies a gator attacked him near a water treatment plant.