Gainesville Resident Admitted to Poaching Alligator
A dinner meal cost 3 Gainesville residents' their freedom Monday night. They are accused of dining on poached alligator. 34-year old Edward Lydecker was arrested Monday evening after he admitted to cops and TV20 he killed an alligator without a permit inside Gainesville's tent city. 25-year old Rebecca Baxley and 37-year old Keith Marshall were also arrested for having possession of the gator. Lydecker told us he killed the gator in order to defend himself but then ate it.
"When you're living out here man, food is scarce...yeah, it was an easy meal for me," said Lydecker.
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