Punta Gorda (WTFF) – A traffic stop resulted in two citations for possession of a foot long live alligator and over forty 3-stripe turtles.
22-year-old Michael Clemons and 25-year-old Ariel Machan-Le Quire were pulled over by Charlotte County deputies after running a stop sign, reports CBS.
They told the cops they had just been collecting frogs and snakes from under an overpass.
Not to be outdone by #Floridaman, a #FloridaWoman pulled this alligator out of her pants this morning during traffic stop after being asked the standard “Do you have anything else?” She also had 41 3-stripe turtles in the car. @MyFWC responded to take over the investigation. pic.twitter.com/UdZsDBvh9f— Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (@CCSOFLSheriff) May 6, 2019
The deputies asked for permission to search their bags, and permission was granted by Clemons.
Inside deputies found 41 3-stripe turtles.
Machan-Le Quire was asked if she had anything else on her.
She reportedly pulled out a foot long live alligator from her yoga pants.
Florida Fish and Wildlife rescued the reptiles and released them back into the wild.
Clemons and Machan-Le Quire were each cited for possession of the reptiles and bag limit.
Charlotte County Judge Peter Bell later sentenced the Florida woman to six months probation and 200 hours of community service, according to the Miami Herald.
I thought the gator was wearing yoga pants! LOL!!!