- Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China
- Boss of notorious London crime family Patrick 'Patsy' Adams jailed for shooting a 'grass'
- Hampshire mother's joy as her sons who were born at 23 weeks
- Airbnb settles row with New York City officials after threats it could be fined thousands of dollars for illegal sublets and vows to work WITH them to clamp down on guilty landlords
- Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms
- Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial
- Nations set to approve heritage protection fund
- China lodges protest over Trump call with Taiwan president
- BEL MOONEY: I've been a slave to my cruel partner for 30 years
- Erupting geysers, dramatic waterfalls and epic fjords: Stunning drone footage captures the breathtaking beauty of Norway and Iceland
More from Baltimore
- Ravens Injury Report Wk 13: Cornerback Jimmy Smith To Play Against Dolphins
- Mall Of America, Nation’s Biggest, Hires First Black Santa
- Police Search For Missing 12-Year-Old Boy In Prince George’s County
- Lt. Gov. Rutherford Under Fire For Comments About Hate Speech
- Jury Finds Teen Not Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder In Bowers Case
Reporting Christie Ileto
Filed underLocal, News, Syndicated Local
Related tagsAmerican Alligator, Animal control officer, Cannabis, Dead Man Incorporated, Drug paraphernalia, Michael Bolden, Search warrant
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries
Car Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The Go
Notable Deaths Of 2012
All-Time Father-Son Celebrity Duos
25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years
» More Photo Galleries
JESSUP, Md. (WJZ)— Anne Arundel police found more than just drugs while serving a warrant at a Jessup man’s home. Christie Ileto has more on the wild discovery.
Neighbor Jada Knight says “Where the Wild Things Are” has come to her street.
“It’s not supposed to be a pet. You would think a dog or a cat, not an alligator,” Knight said.
But that’s exactly what Anne Arundel police say they found when they were serving a drug warrant at Michael Golden’s home in Jessup. Officers say it wasn’t the more than $3,000 worth of marijuana but the three-foot reptile that was a shocker!
“It’s definitely an anomaly, an unlikely encounter,” said Justin Mulcahy. “Not something detectives find when they’re serving a warrant.”
No one came to the door at Golden’s home but the unusual discovery has left residents stunned and perplexed.
“It was a surprise. It was pretty big,” said neighbor Juanita Miller.
It’s unclear how Golden got the alligator or why he even had it, but one thing is for sure—it’s illegal for exotic animals like alligators to be in a private residence.
“He minds his business, but we were surprised,” said Corey Harris.
Police say it appears the reptile was being used as a household pet…a pet neighbors say belongs nowhere else but the zoo.
“I thought it was stupid to have one of them in a trailer,” Miller said.
Police say the alligator was healthy and has been taken to a facility for exotic animals.
Police charged Golden with possession of marijuana and intent to distribute.