Authorities Remove Leashed Alligator From O.C. Bar
Only in OC people…only in OC!
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) ― Ever heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar with an alligator?
That’s the joke going around Orange County after a man tried to bring his 3-foot pet alligator into Johnny’s Saloon and was shunned.
Police and animal control officers were called to the bar early Saturday morning to retrieve the leashed alligator, said police Sgt. Dave Dierking.
When officers arrived, the animal was in the man’s vehicle in the bar’s parking lot.
Officers then followed the man to his home where another alligator was found, animal control spokesman Ryan Drabek said.
The alligator owner’s identity was not released.
Both alligators were impounded and were being held Wednesday pending an investigation by the Department of Fish and Game, Drabek said.
A woman who answered the telephone Wednesday night at the bar would not comment.