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Police: Suspect used alligator to threaten kidnapped man

1 week 3 days 8 hours ago Wednesday, May 16 2018 May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 10:14 AM May 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut police say a man who placed a 3-foot alligator on top of a man in an extortion attempt has been arrested.

The Connecticut Post reports that 30-year-old Isaias Garcia, of Garland, Texas, was held on $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including kidnapping and threatening. Authorities say a 21-year-old man called his aunt April 6 to say he had been kidnapped and his abductor was demanding $800.

The aunt contacted police who told her to demand proof her nephew was OK.

Police say she received a photograph of her nephew face down in a bathtub, the open-mouthed alligator on top of him. Police traced the suspect's phone to a Shelton hotel where he was arrested.

Online judicial court records did not list an attorney for Garcia.

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