A 45-year-old man was arrested yesterday in Deltona for allegedly trying to raise a foot-long baby alligator in a bathtub.
Yep: In a bathtub!
Volusia County Sheriff‘s deputies charged Sean Lewis with poaching after his mother, in whose home he kept the reptile, reported him.
She did, after all, ask him repeatedly to release the beast in the wild!
Lewis set up the bathtub nice and special for the reptile, including a heating lamp.
He told deputies the animal was a gift from a girlfriend.
Hard to decide what’s worse: Keeping a gator in a tub, or ending with up [sic\ that mugshot?
By the way, deputies released the gator into a nearby canal. Photos.