Another Alligator Found In Chicago – CBS Chicago
And that’s not all they found.
The gator appears to smile for the camera after it’s put in a crate by animal care and control officers and taken from the scene.
Richard Hallinan said his first floor neighbors moved in about three years ago.
“I work nights, they work days so we don’t see each other that much,” Hallinan said when he woke up to loud noises.
“Glass crashing. Doors poppin’. I’m calling the police. I’m calling the police (but) no one told me they were the police,” Hallinan said. “I made two calls and I still heard the commotion upstairs. I didn’t know if someone was being killed up there, what was going on.”
Armed with a warrant, police recovered drugs, guns and the Albany Park alligator on the second floor. It’s the second alligator found in Chicago since July. The elusive Chance the Snapper was discovered in the Humboldt Park Lagoon.
Sources said gangs are known to have alligators as status symbols. They think they can control them until they get too big and attack.
As for Hallinan, he said the alligator being found in the home above him was the least of his worries.
Police said the person they were looking for wasn’t home.
As for the alligator, we’re still waiting to hear what will happen to it.