Video shows deputies capture gator in crowded grocery store parking lot in Florida

Posted at 7:35 AM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 08:49:20-05

SARASOTA, Fla. — Deputies in Sarasota County, Florida saved the day when they captured a gator from a parking lot. 

The sheriff's office shared the video on their Facebook page on Thursday.

Watch the video here:




According to the post, Sergeant Mark Tuls and Deputy Lincoln Dilling were able to protect Sarasota County residents from a 4-foot gator who found his way to the Winn-Dixie parking lot on Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

The gator appears to have been underneath an SUV as a passenger and driver were sitting in the vehicle.