Al­li­ga­tor threat

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Local News -

BRIDE­PORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who po­lice say placed a 3-foot al­li­ga­tor on top of an­other man in Con­necti­cut as part of an ex­tor­tion at­tempt has pleaded guilty to re­duced charges.

The Con­necti­cut Post re­ports 30-year-old Isa­ias Gar­cia, of Gar­land, Texas, en­tered his plea Thurs­day to un­law­ful re­straint.

Gar­cia orig­i­nally faced kid­nap­ping, as­sault and lar­ceny charges in what po­lice said­was one of the strangest cases they have in­ves­ti­gated.

Au­thor­i­ties say a 21-yearold man called his aunt in April to say he had been kid­napped and his ab­duc­tor was de­mand­ing $800.

Po­lice say she re­ceived a pho­to­graph of him face down in a bath­tub, with an open-mouthed al­li­ga­tor on top of him.

Au­thor­i­ties later ar­rested Gar­cia at a Shel­ton ho­tel.

He faces up to one year in prison dur­ing his sen­tenc­ing March 15.

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