Man hides cut alligator foot in dashboard of his truckBy Mason White 1:49 PM May 10, 2016
|Cut alligator foot in dashboard of truck|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was busted for illegal hunting after a police officer spotted a cut alligator foot in the dashboard of his truck during a traffic stop, police in Florida said.
Officers Luis Merizio and Casey Schroer of Loxahatchee, stopped the truck to check for the day-use pass in a Wildlife Management Area, when they noticed something unusual.
Scattered throughout the cab of the truck were alligator parts, including the alligator foot in the dashboard of the truck.
The driver told the officers that the parts were from an alligator he hunted a few years ago, but the police could smell that the alligator had been caught recently.
After reading him his rights, the man confessed to killing the alligator just a few days ago without a permit, and he was cited for the violation.