Alligator, Guns Found in Brooklyn Couple’s Home

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 4, 2012 Last Updated: December 4, 2012
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NEW YORK—A Brooklyn man and his wife were indicted for weapons, drugs, and keeping an alligator inside their apartment on West Sixth Street, announced Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes Tuesday.

Officers in Brooklyn searched Michael and Alisha Volpe’s home in early October, finding two loaded pistols, metal knuckles, some marijuana, and “a variety of prescription drugs,” such as oxycodone and alprazolam, a statement from Hynes reads.

But “in addition, there was an alligator, which was approximately three feet long, in a tank in the living room, which was taken away by animal control,” the statement said. It added that New Yorkers cannot possess “wild animals” without a permit.

They were charged with multiple counts of possession of a weapon, ammunition, and a controlled substance. The two were charged with keeping a prohibited animal in the city.

Michael Volpe faces a maximum seven-year prison term and his wife faces up to one year in jail.




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