Students Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Steal Baby Gator

(AP) Five Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students are behind bars for trying to steal a baby alligator from a miniature golf course in Daytona Beach.

Police say the students were booked into the Volusia County Jail Thursday morning on a felony charge of attempting to capture an alligator.

The students are accused of climbing down into the alligator exhibit at the Congo River Miniature Golf Course with duct tape. The students ran when they were spotted by officers. But the students were eventually caught.

Bond was set at $1,000. The students are either freshmen and sophomores at the university.

The manager of the golf course says surveillance tapes will be turned over to police.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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