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    (Published Monday, June 11, 2018)

    Florida authorities are searching for two suspects after an injured alligator was dumped in a Wawa store.

    The Bradenton Herald quotes Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow as saying the department was alerted to the alligator around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Bristow says the department was told two people had dropped off a three-foot alligator at the Lakewood Ranch convenience store.

    Deputies alerted the Fish and Wildlife Commission, which sent a trapper who removed the gator.