When the checks stop coming in….
Man Caught Trying To Sell Baby Alligator On Craigslist
There really isn’t much that you can’t find for sale on Craigslist……not even baby alligators….
via Chicago Tribune
A Northwest Side man accused of trying to sell a baby alligator on Craigslist for $300 was arrested Monday evening, police said.
Juan A. DeJesus, 19, of the 1700 block of Meade Avenue, was charged Monday with one count of misdemeanor possession of wildlife, police said.
A state Department of Natural Resources police officer responded to an advertisement that was posted on Craigslist and went to DeJesus’ home Monday afternoon under the pretenses he was going to purchase the alligator, police said.
The ad, which has since been pulled from Craigslist, stated:
“Baby gator for sale, id consider a trade for a leachie gecko. Sale price is 300 obo asap.”
DeJesus came out of his home with the alligator and said he would like to have $300 for it, but the officer identified himself and told DeJesus of the violation, police said.