Pinellas County sheriff's deputies said Bryan Zuniga, 20, fled on foot during a traffic stop Thursday in Pinellas Park and was able to avoid deputies, CNN reported Friday.
However, Zuniga was arrested a few hours later when he visited a hospital to receive treatment for alligator bites to his face, arm and armpit area.
Zuniga said he was attacked by the alligator near a water treatment plant in St. Petersburg, a few miles away from where he fled from deputies.
Zuniga was arrested on charges including driving without a license and fleeing police.
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