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    A 22-year-old burglary suspect drowned after being attacked by an alligator while trying to get away from police, Florida sheriff deputies said in a news release.

    Matthew Riggin told his girlfriend on the night of November 12 that he planned to go with another man to commit burglaries, Brevard County deputies said.


    Residents in the neighborhood spotted Riggins and called 911, alerting deputies that two men, dressed all in black, were walking behind houses in the area. When deputies arrived, they say both male suspects took off on foot.

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    A missing persons report went out the next day, and deputies later recovered his body in a lake just north of the neighborhood. Deputies say an aggressive 11-foot long alligator was guarding the body.
     
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    That gator is a local hero!


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    BAREFOOT BAY --
    An accused burglar is dead after Brevard County deputies said he hid in a pond while on the run and was killed by an 11-foot-long alligator.

    Matthew Riggins, 22, of Palm Bay was reported missing Nov. 13. His body was found 10 days later floating in a pond near Latan Court and Barefoot Circle, in Barefoot Bay. Investigators said it had the makings of a gator attack.

    Shortly before Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he'd be in the area breaking into homes, deputies said.

    "He was going to do burglaries in the Barefoot Bay area with another individual," said Maj. Tod Goodyear, with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

    Neighbors reported to authorities that they saw two men dressed in black lurking behind homes. Deputies began searching the area and were later joined by more deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff's helicopter.

    Investigators said Riggins then called his girlfriend to tell her they were being chased and lying low.

    "Do you still here them hollering, or did they hunker down?" deputies could be heard saying on radio traffic.

    Deputies called off the search that night, but then Riggins' family reported him missing less than 24 hours later.

    "He probably went into the lake to hide from the officers and the dog, and came across that gator," Goodyear said. "To hide somewhere to try and get away, and then meeting up with an animal like that, no, I've never had that happen before."

    "He hid in the wrong place," said Laura Farris, a Barefoot Bay resident.

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    Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

    The Brevard County Sheriff's Office dive team encountered the same gator while recovering the man's body, and the animal had to be euthanized by a trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    Inside the gator's stomach, the medical examiner found proof of how Riggins was killed.

    "I would say it's poetic justice, you want to sit there and steal from people," Barefoot Bay resident Chuck Stokes said.

    Investigators said the other man thought to be breaking into homes with Riggins has not cooperated with the case, but so far he has not been charged.

    http://www.mynews13.com/content/new...ator_killed_matthew_riggins_deputies_say.html
     
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    is he ok? ._.
     
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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...-florida-burglary-suspect-20151207-story.html

    Deputies said Matthew Riggins drowned as a result of the gator attack. He was missing his lower extremities and part of an arm, according to deputies.

    According to deputies, Riggins called his girlfriend to say he was being chased by authorities.

    While sheriff dive team members were recovering Riggins' body, they encountered a large gator "aggressively approaching" them. The gator was trapped by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and euthanized.

    "A forensic examination of the alligator located remains consistent with the injuries to Riggins inside the alligator's stomach," deputies said.

    The other man who was with Riggins has been identified, but is not cooperating with the investigation.

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    Barefoot Bay eh? :bounce:
     
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    Is this considered a work place accident?
     
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    We need common sense alligator safety laws.
     
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    Inside the gator's stomach, the medical examiner found proof of how Riggins was killed.

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    Once again!! If only Trump had a son!!:haha::backlol2::giggle::rofl:
     
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