On Monday, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office in Shreveport, Louisiana reported they were unable to apprehend a dangerous “suspect”, and one who had caused quite a bit of damage to a patrol car.
That suspect was an eight-foot long alligator. Reports of the gator lying in the middle of Highway 1 just north of Caddo Parish had deputies arrive on the scene to secure the area while waiting for wildlife experts. As officers worked to surround the gator and keep it contained until backup arrived, the animal escaped and took a massive bite out of the front fender of a patrol deputy’s car in the process.
The alligator is still loose in the area and residents are advised to not approach the animal if they spot it, according to officials.