Bizarre blotter: Alligators in basements, fleeing police on horseback and other unusual crimes
Published: January 10, 2013 02:03PM
Updated: January 10, 2013 02:03PM

Today’s roundup of odd news includes reasons why not to keep an alligator in your basement or flee police on horseback, and other unusual happenings from the crime beat.

<freeform><script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/1143/”></script><noscript><h1>Bizarre blotter: Alligators in basements, fleeing police on horseback and other unusual crimes</h1><h2>Department of bad ideas: Keeping an alligator in a crate in your basementPaul Coombs, center, in court on Wednesday.A Michigan man who apparently had a thing for alligators, pit bulls and pot — though he only used the pot for medical reasons, he says — is now making his way through the court system. Responding to a tip in October, officers found a whole slew of bad ideas at the residence of 28-year-old Paul Coombs. He had four pit bulls, ...</h2><a href=”http://cdn.spundge.com/stories/1143/embedded/” target=”_blank”>View <em>”Bizarre blotter: Alligators in basements, fleeing police on horseback and other unusual crimes”</em> on Spundge</a></noscript></freeform>