Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Florida Man Is Attacked After Leaping Into Farm's Crocodile Exhibit

Crocodile attack: Video of man attacked at Florida Zoo | Daily Star Florida man jumps into crocodile pit at alligator farm
Deanna Wagner | 10 November, 2018, 02:57

A Florida man broke into an alligator farm and spent hours splashing around in a pond full of crocodiles before being attacked by one.

The first came at 6:50 a.m., a neighbor saying a suspicious person was crawling in a Holly Lane backyard across Anastasia Boulevard from the 125-year-old park, clad only in underwear, said police spokeswoman Cecilia Aiple. "It was later discovered the two calls were related", police said. Officers said they found the man, who said he'd been bitten by a wild alligator. Hatfield then scrambles out of the water, leaving behind a trail of blood.

Mr Hatfield, who was already facing burglary and damaging property/criminal mischief charges, then made a decision to dive into a pond filled with crocodiles.

"According to Alligator Farm staff, they were prompted to review video surveillance when they found a "Croc"-style shoe in the crocodile pit and damage to the property", police said in a statement". But when he sits on the bank of the pool, the "crocodile locks onto his left foot".

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As the park was getting ready to open Tuesday morning, workers found several lamps and signs broken, along with a toppled statue in the middle of the crocodile pit that could only be reached by swimming.

"I would think he's on some sort of drugs", Bruggen said. St. Augustine Police arrested Brandon Hatfield, 23, and he is facing charges of burglary, criminal mischief and violation of probation.

The vandalism caused more than $5,100 in damage, the arrest report said.