22-year-old Matthew Riggins was laying low, hiding from police when an alligator found him, drowned him, and ate him.
He and another man had made plans to rob houses in Barefoot Bay, Florida, according to his girlfriend. The two had been seen by people lurking behind homes and called police.
Police found him 10 days later in a pond being fiercely guarded by an 11-foot alligator.
“He probably went into the lake to hide from the officers and the dog, and came across that gator,” said Major Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
A trapper for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was forced to euthanize the reptile after it aggressively began approaching divers sent to recover Riggins body.
A medical examiner confirmed the alligator was responsible for Riggins’ death after finding his remains inside the alligator’s stomach.
The man who is believed to have been with Matthew Riggins that night hasn’t been cooperating with police, but has not been charged with a crime thus far.Culled from Busted