Visitors at the Saint Augustine Animal Farm are trying to understand how and why a man jumped into a pond full of crocodiles.
The 23-year-old man was injured after breaking into an alligator farm in Florida and jumping into a pond full of crocodiles.
When staffers showed up to the park in the morning, they found a pair of shorts and Crocs-brand sandals. They assumed it was part of a prank until they spotted blood and called police.
Police officers responding to reports of vandalism at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park found the underwear-clad man with an injured leg crawling across a nearby yard. They also saw a bloody trail leading to the top of a nearby structure. Outside, in a neighbouring yard, officers found Brandon Keith Hatfield. He was arrested, charged with vandalism and taken to a hospital where he tried to escape before getting caught in a retention pond lined with barbed wire.