A man grabbed a live gator and went for a beer run. In the video, you see him toting the gator under his arm like a crocodile-skin clutch, only still alive.
He strolls in casually asking “Y’all got beer still?” Then, accuses another customer of taking the “last bit of beer” before charging him with the gator.
Following the video, Robby Stratton was interviewed two days in a row outside of the same liquor store, buying more beer each time.
Another video surfaced showing the alligator with it’s mouth taped shut inside of a circle of men. One man stepped on the gators neck repeatedly, then held it up by it’s neck shouting “Florida state, baby!”
Stratton alleges that intially he was so drunk he thought the alligator was dead and once he realized it wasn’t, he released it into a creek. Currently being investigated by the FWV, Stratton can face fines up to $5,000 and 5 years jail time. The gators well-being is unknown. The man who choked the gator remains unknown as well.
Stratton defends himself on Facebook:
I just want to let everyone know while i still can.man i love yall guys (and girls,especially yall girls) but seriously never in my life have i had so damn many people standing up for me.its crazy.i dont even know 99% of yall.some of yall are fully commited to letting everyone know how much bs this is.look guys i know running thru that store wasnt the best idea.but i got to clear the air.even tho some of you want even care.i know everyone in that store im at that store several times a day everyday.none of them are mad and still laugh about it.you can go to the st Augustine alligator farm and for a fee guess what you can hold a gator.not a big one but still a gator.and guess what its mouth will be banded closed.the tape around his mouth is what seems to be pissing most people off.but if you call a wildlife remover to come get a gator out of Your yard,when they catch it first thang they do is tape its mouth shut.anyways everyone keeps talking about cruelty but im not the one who was choking the gator yelling florida state on the other video.and im not the one who was putting my foot on the gator in that same video.literally all i did was hold him,and go into the store. Im not saying im perfect.and i do regret the little stunt.Theyres a shit ton more i can say but ill just stop hear cause yall are probably tired of reading.good night. (BTW MY REAL NAME ISNT ROBBY STRATTON) also the gator was let go immediately after the store video endedRobby Stratton