Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dude found naked in alligator pond -- for the second time

Ask the two deputy sheriffs who found Adrian Apgar nude early Friday, wading in a Lakeland-area pond. Apgar told the officers he was looking for an alligator. About 15 months ago, one tried to eat him.

He made national news in November 2006 when deputies rescued him from the jaws of a huge alligator in Lake Parker. He was naked when they pulled him from the lake.

During that attack, deputies engaged in a tug of war with the alligator. The reptile ripped off much of Apgar's left arm and bit his back, buttocks and thigh. Apgar spent months recovering from his life-threatening injuries at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. On Friday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said his deputies had once again saved Apgar's life, possibly rescuing him from another alligator attack.

The deputies searched the park for Apgar and eventually found him in the pond walking toward an alligator about 50 feet offshore. The only way to that location was through thick brush. The deputies talked Apgar, 47, safely out of the water. He told them he had been bitten by a snake while looking for the alligator.

He was hospitalized at Lakeland Regional under the state law that allows people to be held for evaluation if they appear to be a threat to themselves or others. » Full article here



Post a Comment

<< Back to Across-the-Board Blog