Is that an alligator in your pants? Traffic stop yields gator
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - A woman pulls an alligator out of her yoga pants during a traffic stop in Charlotte County.
When a Charlotte County deputy asked a woman if she had anything else on her during a routine traffic stop, he wasn't expecting what she did next. She "proceeded to pull an alligator out of her yoga pants - about one foot in length - and placed it into the bed of the truck."
The bizarre circumstances took place at about 3:30 a.m. Monday in Punta Gorda when Deputies spotted a blue pickup truck that didn't stop at a stop sign, according to the incident report.
The deputy asked for the driver's license, registration and insurance card. The driver, Michael Clemons, 22, told deputies he and his passenger, Ariel Machan–Le Quire, 25, were trying to collect frogs and snakes from under the overpass.
Machan–Le Quire then gave permission to search her backpack, which was on the floorboard near her, according to the report. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission was then called to investigate. It was not immediately clear if either Clemons or Machan–Le Quire were charged.
In a funny social media post Monday, the department shared a photo of the gator in question.
"Not to be outdone by the #FloridaMan, a #FloridaWoman pulled this alligator out of her pants Monday morning during a traffic stop after being asked the standard, "Do you have anything else?"