Florida man is at it again!
Meet Timothy Kepke, 27, and Noah Osborne, 22, who were both arrested Oct. 3 on one felony charge each of unlawfully taking an alligator.
In August, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission got a complaint about Kepke holding an alligator and enticing the reptile to bite his right forearm and then pouring beer in the animal's mouth, according to a FWC report.
After the beer is poured, the alligator aggressively reacts. The interaction was filmed, records show. A request for the video was not fulfilled Monday.
Officers said on Sept. 17 they went to Kepke's home, where Kepke told them he was the person in the video.
Kepke told officers Osborne caught the reptile with his bare hands along Ranchwood Street in Palm City about 10 p.m. Aug. 26. After Osborne caught the alligator, Kepke told officers he enticed it to bite him and then poured beer into its mouth.
The pair then released the gator alive, Kepke told officers.
Kepke also told officers he had a couple of beers, but wasn't drunk when the incident happened.
Kepke told officers a female friend was there when the incident happened.
On Sept. 21, officers spoke with the friend, who confirmed what Osborne and Kepke said.
The woman told officers she thought the reptile bit Kepke because of his actions.
Officers issued arrest warrants for Kepke and Osborne in September and arrested both Oct. 3.