Police: Man tries to sell alligator to undercover officer

Police: Man tries to sell alligator to undercover officer

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An Indianapolis man was arrested for bringing an alligator into Kentucky to sell to an undercover officer, according to a police report.

Jose G. Diaz Grant, 35, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of propagation and holding of wildlife without a permit.

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Alligators are an exotic species and are prohibited in Kentucky.

Police said Grant did not have a permit to transport the alligator, nor did he have a permit from Kentucky to possess the reptile. The incident happened on Wednesday, April 8.

Grant's arrest report states that when when police searched him, they found a .22 caliber revolver in his left front pocket.

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