Patterico's Pontifications

3/9/2008

Addicted to Gators

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 4:45 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

For the second time in a year, Polk County FL deputies saved the same naked, one-armed Tampa Bay man from alligator-infested waters:

“Bit once by an alligator, blame the gator. Go wading through alligator-infested Florida waters another time? Police say blame the naked, dazed risk-taker who seems to have a fatalistic attachment to the scaly beasts, according to a report by MyFOXTampaBay.com.

The gator-lover, Adrian Apgar, was naked and high on crack one night a little over a year ago when he lost an arm to a 12-foot alligator, the TV station reports. Then on Thursday, police found him naked again wading in Saddle Creek with a gator only about 50 feet away.

“Do I think he went there to commit suicide by alligator? I don’t think so. I think he is just bizarre and takes those risks,” Polk Sheriff Grady Judd told MyFOXTampaBay.com.

Deputies fished him out and arrested him, and he is undergoing psychiatric examination, according to the report.”

At the MyFOXTampaBay link, the deputies indicated they would think twice before they risk their lives to rescue him if there is a third time.

I hope the psychiatrists can find a reason (beyond the obvious drug addiction) to justify commitment. This man needs help.

— DRJ

7 Responses to “Addicted to Gators”

  1. Let Darwinism run its course. If the alligators doesn’t get the whole of him the next time, it’ll be just as good if they only get “the low-hanging fruit”.

    nk (5ce644)

  2. Indeed, this man wants a Darwin Award, let him have one.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  3. Are you kidding? The psychs will just decide that society has failed him and we need to put him on disability and pay for his drug addiction by giving him meds that will keep him feeling high.

    Chris (d4124c)

  4. SEE YOU LATER WALLEY GATOR

    krazy kagu (2afdbd)

  5. i say let the gator eat him. removes a burden to society, helps sustain a reptile facing shrinking habitat. bonus points for filming and youtubing it.

    assistant devil's advocate (10791e)

  6. “Deputies fished him out and arrested him, and he is undergoing psychiatric examination, according to the report.”

    God help me–my first thought was “how did they keep the handcuffs on?”

    rockindoug (e2d9a6)

  7. NEVER SMILE AT A CROCKIDILE, NEVER STOP AND TALK A WHILE

    krazy kagu (79fc72)


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