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Florida Men Arrested for Unlawfully Capturing Alligator, Pouring Beer in its Mouth

100919 Timothy Kepke Noah Osborne
Martin County Sheriff's Office /TCPalm.com

What to Know

  • Timothy Kepke and Noah Osborne were arrested after authorities say they poured beer into the mouth of an alligator.
  • Kepke said the duo released the alligator alive after the incident and admitted he had a couple beers beforehand but was not drunk.

Two men were arrested earlier this month for a crime that just screams Florida – pouring beer into the mouth of an alligator after allegedly getting the reptile to bite one of them on the arm and filming the whole incident.

A report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a complaint was sent in about an August incident where 27-year-old Timothy Kepke of Hobe Sound was allegedly holding the alligator and "enticing" the reptile to bite his arm while pouring beer in its mouth.

Kepke was interviewed in September about the incident by FWC officials, in which he said the alligator was caught by 22-year-old Noah Osborne of Stuart, saying the duo released the alligator alive after the incident and admitting he had a couple beers beforehand but was not drunk at the time.

A female who was with the men at the time told investigators the same and both men were arrested on October 3rd on a charge of unlawfully taking an alligator.

Each man was released on bond ahead of their next court appearance.

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