Say What?!: Alleged Alligator Thief Hid Babies in Pockets

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – A Missouri man caught on camera concealing baby alligators in his pants pocket is facing a felony theft charge.

Jim Brumley, owner of the Exotic Amphibian and Reptile Center in St. Louis, said Melvin Davis, 20, was warned by a clerk not to open a cage containing baby alligators.

However, a surveillance video shows Davis pocketing two of the small reptiles while the clerk was not looking. The suspect dropped one of the alligators on his way out of the store and told the clerk he had brought his own alligator in from home before fleeing.

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