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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.

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