Monday, July 11, 2011

News Of The Day: Mud-Boggin' Gator-Nappers Busted

From The Smoking Gun.


Mud-Bogging Michigan Misfits Nabbed In Stuffed Alligator Theft

July 11, 2011--A trio of intoxicated thieves allegedly stole a 14-foot stuffed alligator from a Michigan man’s home, strapped it to their pickup truck, and then went mud bogging with the flattened reptile.

The accused men were nabbed after the owner of the burgled barn followed foot and tire tracks to an area where the suspects were spotted racing through the mud with the $5000 alligator in tow.

As a result, cops arrested John Sanborn, 53; Douglas Ward, 55; and Roy Griffith, 60, on a variety of criminal charges.

Police recovered the alligator, which did not appear worse for the wear. Besides, of course, already being dead, stuffed, and flattened.

The alleged thieves, pictured below, are due in court July 29 for a preliminary hearing.



13 comments:

  1. Oh, lordy... looks like the result of my last Match.com search.

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  2. I'm left to wonder why anyone would pay $5,000 for a dead, stuffed and flattened alligator and why someone else would want to steal it. I am also curious as to what kind of person would want to own such a thing, but the mugshots readily supplied the answer to that question.

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  3. Liz: Looks like the Facebook friend requests I got last week.

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  4. Wow, times are hard for Randy Quaid, James Taylor, and Jack Black. I had no idea.

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  5. Ha, I was thinking either Larry, Darrell and Darrell or the Hanson brothers from Slap Shot (sans magoo glasses).

    Also, that's an early shot of Reba McIntyre and Danny McBride in the POTD.

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  6. Wow. I'm SO proud to be a Michigander. I'll betcha the couple from the POTD are from Michigan too!

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  7. http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100403011140/disney/images/3/3e/Princessandthefrog_0784.jpg

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  8. LOL @ Spinderfella's link. :-D

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  9. When Ted Nugent still lived in MI he got mad because someone was coming up to the fence around his property and shooting his exotic animals through the fence. What really made him mad, I think, was that no one had any sympathy for him over his loss.

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  10. Those mugshots are priceless...lol...I'm guessing this happened in the UP. I wonder why none of them are smiling...hmmmm could it be they have no teeth? lol

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  11. I wanna party with those guys!

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