"An alligator took a bite out of crime today," said Cristen Rensel of Pinellas County Sheriff's office. "If the alligator had not bit him or attacked him, he might not have ended up in the hospital."
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Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cristen Rensel says the quarantine will remain in effect through Jan. 29 for "precautionary reasons."
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