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Man Attacked By Alligator While Fleeing Deputies

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man ran from the law and into an alligator's jaws.
    
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Bryan Zuniga was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane Thursday at about 2:50 a.m.
    
Deputies say Zuniga stopped the vehicle and jumped out of the passenger door. He then broke through a vinyl fence and escaped.
    
The Tampa Bay area man was found at a local hospital a few hours later. He told deputies he had been attacked by an alligator near a water treatment plant. He was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area.
    
He has been charged with fleeing police, driving with a suspended or revoked license and resisting an officer without violence.

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