Wayward alligator found in motel pool was part of rap video

Items found during a raid led to an arrest on Tuesday

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have solved the mystery of how an alligator ended up in a swimming pool at a motel on the New Jersey shore.

(Craig Matthews/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

They say the 3-foot-long alligator found Aug. 15 at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City was part of a rap video filmed there by two men. The alligator was found when police conducted a raid at the site.

(Craig Matthews/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Items found during the raid led to the arrest Tuesday of the two men on armed robbery charges. Authorities say they robbed homes in two nearby towns in the days before the alligator was found.

Animal control workers safely lifted the alligator from the pool, and it’s now at a zoo in Cape May County. Officials plan to move it to a reserve in Florida.

 

 


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