Porch-trespassing alligator takes ride in Florida deputy’s patrol car

Authorities in Florida said an alligator found trespassing on a family’s porch got a free ride to a nearby lake in the back of a patrol car.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said a pair of deputies were called out to an Eagle Lake home on Monday on a report of an alligator that decided to take up residence on a family’s porch and refused to leave.

The deputies tied up the 5.5-foot gator and loaded it into the back of a patrol vehicle.

The deputies drove the alligator to Lake McLeod and released the reptile into the water.