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Florida Woman Who Pulled Gator From Pants During Traffic Stop Gets Probation

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    Florida Woman Pulls Small Gator Out of Yoga Pants

    Deputies in Charlotte County found dozens of reptiles in a man and woman's possession early Monday morning during a traffic stop in Punta Gorda, NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reports. (Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019)

    Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges.

    Florida prosecutors say a Charlotte County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck in May after it ran a stop sign. The driver, 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons, told the deputy he and his 25-year-old passenger, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, were collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass. He gave the deputy permission to search bags in the truck.

    When the deputy found 41 3-stripe turtles in a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" backpack, he asked if Machan-Le Quire had anything else. She pulled the 1-foot gator from her pants.

    Officials say the Clemons case is pending.

    Florida Woman Pulls Alligator From Yoga Pants

    [MI] Florida Woman Pulls Alligator From Yoga Pants

    The woman in Southwest Florida was being arrested when the officer involved asked her if she had anything else to turn over - and wasn't expecting this final answer.

    (Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019)

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