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Man cited after alligator foot found in dashboard, FWC says

Alligator foot, other parts found in pickup truck, according to FWC

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say an alligator foot and other parts were found in a man's pickup truck.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A man was cited after state wildlife officers found alligator parts in his pickup truck -- and even a foot in the dashboard.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the driver told officers that the parts were from an alligator he hunted a few years ago with his uncle, but the officers said the smell made them believe otherwise.

Officers said they noticed an alligator foot hanging out of an opening on the dashboard and several alligator parts in the ashtray. They said another alligator foot was in the bed of the truck.

After reading him his rights, the man confessed to killing the alligator a few days prior without a permit, officers said.

The man told officers that he had taken the gator from the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in Loxahatchee.

When asked about the alligator meat, the man said it was in his freezer at home, officers said.

The man wasn't identified, but the FWC said he was cited for the violation.

About the Authors:

Peter Burke returned for a second stint of duty at Local 10 News in February 2014.