Police: Chicago man tried to sell gator online

April 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

CHICAGO, April 16 (UPI) -- Authorities said they arrested a Chicago man who allegedly tried to sell a live baby alligator for $300 on Craigslist.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said an undercover officer responded to the ad posted by Juan DeJesus, 19, and went to the man's home Monday while posing as a potential buyer, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

DeJesus brought the alligator out of his home and was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of wildlife charge, police said.

The alligator was seized by the officer.

DeJesus is due to appear in court May 31.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Danish 'Do It For Mom' ad suggests sex vacations for adult children
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Textbook publisher to revise photo caption calling slaves 'workers'
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters
'Minions' sign at village of same name taken down amid picture safety concerns