Suspect Attacked by Alligator in Florida

May 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Suspect attacked by alligator: A suspect who was fleeing police was attacked by an alligator in Florida, according to reports.

Bryan Zuniga, 20, suffered injuries to his face and arm when the alligator attacked him. He was fleeing deputies while at a traffic stop in St. Petersburg, reported WPTV-5 television.

He was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane while driving. When he was stopped, Zuniga ran out the passenger-side of the car and broke through a fence.

Zuniga was admitted at a local hospital for alligator injuries a few hours later. When he was released, he was charged with breaking a fence, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest without violence.

“Ouch! But when you do trouble, trouble comes to you,” a neighbor told WPTV. “Karma! Karma comes back at you.”

Another neighbor, Jacob Uliase, told Bay News 9: “I always see him walking around. He’s like a cool dude. I don’t really know him or anything but he’s my neighbor. I don’t want this dude getting eaten up by a gator.”

And neighbor Devin Cook said, “He should’ve just pulled over.”