What do you get when an alligator finds itself inside a Wawa? A teen who's facing charges.
Authorities say they have solved the mystery of the two-foot-long alligator that was dropped off inside a Wawa in Manatee County, Fla., about two weeks ago. A 17-year-old boy was issued a citation last week charging him with illegally possessing or harvesting the animal, the Bradenton Herald reported. The teen, who hasn't been arrested, is expected to appear in court in July.
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The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. on June 15, when officials from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office responded to the store and later contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The reptile was successfully trapped and "relocated to a suitable environment," the news outlet reported Tuesday.
No others are expected to be charged, the Herald said.
The bizarre tale quickly brought about the "only-in-Florida" commentary on Twitter, while at least one person from the region took away the fact that yes, Wawa has locations there. The Delaware County-based chain with a cult following announced its plans to add stores in the southern state back in 2012.