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http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/04/us/texas-alligator-attack/index.html

(CNN)A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

Orange County Police were called to Burkart's Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and an unidentified woman were swimming in a bayou and had been attacked by a large alligator.

Woodward's body was found several hours later. The woman was not injured.

Orange County Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told CNN affiliate KFDM that Woodward ignored verbal warnings and a posted "No Swimming Alligators" sign and seemed to mock the deadly creatures before going in the water.

"He removed his shirt, removed his billfold ... someone shouted a warning and he said 'blank the alligators' and jumped in to the water and almost immediately yelled for help," Price said.

The "No Swimming Alligators" sign was posted this week after a 10-foot alligator was spotted in the bayou waters.


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This past weekend appears to have been a boon for the Darwin awards. A couple of idiots playing with fireworks on or near their heads (one in Michigan and one in Maine), this guy in Texas, and a guy on a motorcycle trying to run from cops in an apparent drunken state failing to negotiating a curve and flying off only to be cut in half by a wire from a telephone pole. This one also happened in Michigan about a half a mile from where I grew up. The gene pool has been culled.

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If he was armed would the alligator have killed him?


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According to the late news tonight, somebody killed the murderous alligator. It was found to have ingested body parts from the dead man. The cause of the man's death was drowning.

P.S. Whoever killed the alligator potentially faces a misdemeanor charge for having committed "vigilante justice."


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Update: The man who killed the alligator told the game wardens that he feared for his family's safety. The wardens accepted this explanation, and he will NOT be charged with a misdemeanor or for any crime in this matter.

End of alligator story.


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10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/04/us/texas-alligator-attack/index.html

(CNN)A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

Orange County Police were called to Burkart's Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning after reports that Tommie Woodward, 28, and an unidentified woman were swimming in a bayou and had been attacked by a large alligator.

Woodward's body was found several hours later. The woman was not injured.

Orange County Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told CNN affiliate KFDM that Woodward ignored verbal warnings and a posted "No Swimming Alligators" sign and seemed to mock the deadly creatures before going in the water.

"He removed his shirt, removed his billfold ... someone shouted a warning and he said 'blank the alligators' and jumped in to the water and almost immediately yelled for help," Price said.

The "No Swimming Alligators" sign was posted this week after a 10-foot alligator was spotted in the bayou waters.

Wonder if this guy is related to the guy from Fla who attempted to kiss a poisonous snake?

If he was armed would the alligator have killed him?

No way, the gun always beats alligator in the game of paper, rock, alligator, gun.

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