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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Two arrested for stealing alligators from mini-golf moat   ( divider line
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2877 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Mar 2003 at 8:35 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-19 08:38:59 AM  
That seems to happen a lot.
2003-03-19 08:39:40 AM  
Are these the same two that stole the live lobster?
2003-03-19 08:41:30 AM  
Today on fark---Wacky Florida animal theft!!!
2003-03-19 08:41:35 AM  
Today was National Steal a Really Stupid Animal Day, if we hadn't noticed.
2003-03-19 08:44:00 AM  
$28,000 lobster rental.
2003-03-19 08:46:40 AM  
Grand Theft Gator
2003-03-19 08:46:52 AM  
Let's put a fence around Florida and all stand around and watch...
2003-03-19 08:46:52 AM  
Florida is on a roll! Let's keep it going
2003-03-19 08:47:06 AM  
Ahh, Floridiots...
2003-03-19 08:49:53 AM  
...take a bite out of crime...I mean, criminals.
2003-03-19 08:50:08 AM  
All this weird crap happens around here.. Fark is turning into my best local news source.

Remember the ugly hooker from the other day? She lived about 2 and a half blocks South West from this golf course.

there's a joke there somewhere..
2003-03-19 08:51:06 AM  
Let's put a fence around Florida and all stand around and watch...

2003-03-19 08:51:19 AM  
A miniature golf course. With a MOAT around it. What, to stop the invading heathens from taking over the Putt-Putt Castle? With ALLIGATORS in it?? WTF????

You don't want to slice it on the 12th on this course.
2003-03-19 08:51:36 AM  
Are the alligators there to stop the fans stealing the balls from the moat? Doesn't seem to work; try sharks.
2003-03-19 08:52:00 AM  
Maybe they intended to use the alligators for a Florida motel cum-fest.
2003-03-19 08:52:53 AM  
Sharks with frickin' laser beams!!
2003-03-19 08:56:16 AM  
The alligators were the bouncers for the motel hooker party.
2003-03-19 09:05:27 AM  

WTF, indeed. The only business in Florida who *want* alligators on their property, and it's a friggin' minigolf park. I guess they save a lot on alligator feed when the two year olds trip and fall into the moat.
2003-03-19 09:06:36 AM  
still no word on the parot that was stolen from a resturant about two blocks from this gold course. Maybe the kids stole the parot, then the gators, and fed the bird to the gators, I smell a local conspiracy
2003-03-19 09:08:05 AM  
Wait a sec... I know that miniature golf course...

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2003-03-19 09:10:58 AM  
On a side note (since I feel like asking all my stupid IE questions today), why is it my favorites in IE will retain their respective site-icons for a couple days, then they just disapear and become the default html icon...?
2003-03-19 09:19:19 AM  
"Police haven't found any alligator carcasses.."
I wonder if police checked them for new belts & boots...
2003-03-19 09:25:01 AM  
Happy Gilmore surrenders.
2003-03-19 09:28:05 AM  
2003-03-19 09:31:19 AM  
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2003-03-19 09:37:09 AM  
I've never wanted to steal an alligator. However, an entire minigolf course would be worth it.
2003-03-19 09:37:40 AM  
Chastain86 gets the goal!
2003-03-19 09:38:14 AM  
They were not stealing the alligators, but they were saving them(how sweet). If you were an alligator..would you want to be target practice for some 75 year old golf junky.

Someone from Florida tell me if it's ok to keep alligators in a mote around your golf course. 'Cause they seemed to be pets to me.

/Don't worry...I'm not PETA...;)
2003-03-19 09:42:01 AM  
I bet that those idiots were PETA. Same stupidity happens over in the UK. Mink (not a natural species to the UK) were released into the wild by ALF (Animal Liberation Front) cretins. No natural predators, so they end up killing off all of the local wildlife.
Same reason we now have wild wallabies jumping around Britain.
2003-03-19 09:45:46 AM  
Like is said, I'm not flamewars on me.
I just like reptiles.
2003-03-19 09:55:11 AM  
Mmm, slow day today.
2003-03-19 09:55:13 AM  
once, when i was a little kid and at a miniature golf course, i shoved a golf club into this moving rocket thing. I ended up twisting the club into a neat piece of art. The group i was with was never allowed to go there again.

Great story....i swear.
2003-03-19 09:55:39 AM  
I blame Don Johnson...

Go 'Canes, Fins, Heat, Panthers...etc...

/goofy Miamian
2003-03-19 09:56:39 AM  
Alligators...shirt lobsters...either this is Armageddon, or one HELL of a bar-b-que getting ready in Florida!
2003-03-19 09:57:21 AM  
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2003-03-19 09:58:30 AM  

You guys are killin' me.
You really think the gators are just hanging around where folks can get to them, or stray balls can go?

It's a wire and net fence enclosure on a creek section that has two small islands on it. You're also about 4 feet above the waterline on a wooden deck. It's actually kind of amazing that folks got in there, and then out again, carrying a gator. I recall that the fence is about 7 or 8 feet tall.

I used to go and buy gator food from them, and put it on clothing pegs at the end of a modified fishing pole. They stopped doing that when folks started trying to whip the gators with the empty pegs.

Still, it's not what you thought, lol

I dunno' why it's being called a moat, except that I guess it IS a little section of the moat.. but it's not like this big stream with gators in it, running throughout the course.
2003-03-19 10:01:21 AM  
Sorry AGirl, nothing was actually aimed at you. It was just that we had the same idea (that they might be PETA) at the same time, and I must have posted just after you. Spooky........
2003-03-19 10:01:59 AM  
I think we should settle this during the next Wrestlemania - The Lobster thiefs vs. the Croc liberators!
2003-03-19 10:08:26 AM  
This is a little off topic but I didn't know where else this could get exposure.

So my friend's bi-brother who was on Star Search said he got asked out by Lance Bass (I don't recall whether he is Backstreet or nSync). And I guess he said all the non-married/dating boy band members are bi and he has seen them making out with guys at gay parties.
2003-03-19 10:19:11 AM  
I find the alligator story much harder to believe.
2003-03-19 10:21:38 AM  
CatchrNdRy- are you sure they're bi? I always thought they were the totally flaming, out of the closet marching in a parade, proud to be gay types and thier little stage show is to make money off of little girls who don't know what a real role model is. But that's just my guess.
2003-03-19 10:23:04 AM  

Only a little off topic?
2003-03-19 10:24:48 AM  
LongElf - little in the sense they have small dicks.
2003-03-19 10:27:50 AM  
"Dumb Florida Morons.."
-Tommy Vercetti of GTA: Vice City
2003-03-19 10:33:20 AM  
They got the gator off the truck when they got back to the trailer and realized, "Damn we aint gonna make no money from this. This gator aint wearin' no shoes and it must be a male cuz it aint got no handbag either". Dejected, they skinned the gator ate what they could and threw the carcass in a nearby swamp.
2003-03-19 10:45:43 AM  
Well he is a gay lounge singer from SF. He sees them there and at after parties. He is not sure if the non-married ones are bi or fully out. Did anyone see the Star Search semis for male vocals? He lost to a guy 10 times more flaming.

he also said winona judd was half drunk the whole time and that the thing is very close to being wrigged.

Why would someone lie about crap like this.

Uh i think he likes gators (attempt to keep in on topic)
2003-03-19 11:06:18 AM  
I think we should just saw Florida off the US and let it float out into the Gulf of Mexico. Then we could send our criminals there. Bwaha! j/k Floridians. If we had to lose a state I'd vote out Alabama first.
2003-03-19 11:22:58 AM  
Florida is the capital of weird shiat. Ever watch cops. 90% of those episodes are filmed somewhere in Florida. I moved here from NY just for the sheer thrill of living amongst people who havent evolved in hundereds of years. Maybe its because thir schools were rated 49 out of 50. At least I feel smart round here.
2003-03-19 11:30:05 AM  
And I get to live in this madness.
2003-03-19 11:49:07 AM  
All Your Alligators Are Belong To Us!!!
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