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Matthew Riggins was spotted lurking behind homes in Barefoot Bay, Florida on November 13 by neighbors who called police. Police arrived on the scene around 2am with K-9 units and a helicopter but could not find the men who were able to flee and hide. Riggins, 22, called his girlfriend during the chase and let her know he would be laying low. He made his way to the edge of Barefoot Bay pond and was reported missing by his family later that day. Ten days later on November 23 Riggins' body was found floating in the pond with an aggressive 11-foot alligator nearby guarding the corpse. A trapper had to euthanize the alligator, whose stomach contained Riggins remains.
An alligator drowned a Florida man trying to hide from police - and then ate his remains. Matthew Riggins, 22, was reported missing on November 13, shortly after he and another man had made a plan to rob houses in Barefoot Bay according to his girlfriend. His body was found 10 days later floating in Barefoot Bay pond - closely guarded by an 11-foot alligator. 'He hid in the wrong place,' said local resident Laura Farris.
The alligator also met an untimely end on the day Riggins body was discovered as a trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was forced to euthanize the reptile after it aggressively began approaching divers sent to recover Riggins corpse.
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: DeathSlayer
That people in Florida who commit crimes can be stupid? It is not justice of any kind to be eaten by an alligator for attempted burglary.