Burglar escapes the cops by hiding in an alligator’s mouth, unsuccessfully
An alleged burglar died after attempting to escape police by swimming into a pond, and then directly into the mouth of a hungry alligator.
Matthew Riggins was robbing homes around Barefoot Bay, Florida, in mid-November. After spotting Riggins and an accomplice wandering around back yards dressed in black, neighbors called the police. Riggins reportedly called his girlfriend saying that he’d by “lying low” for a bit. By nightfall, cops called off the manhunt, empty-handed.
The next day, Riggins’s family reported him missing.
Over a week later, his body was found in a pond, the apparent victim of a gator attack. While recovering his body, authorities met the same gator, and killed it. The medical examiner found some of Riggins’s remains inside its stomach.
Riggins’s alleged accomplice has not been charged.