_Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him_
"A suspected burglar jumped in a Florida lake apparently hiding from
law enforcement before an 11-foot alligator killed him, investigators
said Monday. His hand and foot reportedly turned up inside the
Brevard County Sheriff's Maj. Tod Goodyear says 22-year-old Matthew
Riggins told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit
burglaries with another suspect. Authorities received calls Nov. 13
about two suspicious men in black walking behind homes and
investigated. Riggins was reported missing the next day."
That reminds me of a local incident this last summer. The police caught
an intoxicated minor on the street in front of a bar. He got away from
the cops, and ran into the bar, went out the rear door, where they have
a large outdoor deck with picnic tables on it. This kid jumped on top of
a picnic table, and leaped over the wall in the back. Since he had
probably never been in that bar (being a minor), he did not know the top
of that wall is about 23 feet to the ground below.
By the time he tried to stand up, the cops had gone out the side door of
that deck, down the steps, and cuffed the kid on the ground. Amazingly,
he was not badly hurt, but I'm sure he hurt for quite awhile....
I've heard that when a person is drunk, they are less likely to get hurt
in accidents. I guess this proves it.
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