Boutte: The 3-foot-long alligator on a bicyclist's shoulders was a real attention-getter. St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies stopped the cyclist. He allegedly ran, leaving both wheels and his toothy little rider. Capt. Pat Yoes, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said deputies booked 38-year-old Terron D Ingram on Friday with resisting arrest, possessing drug paraphernalia, and cruelty to animals by abandonment.
Alligator Control Officer Kenny Schmill said he released the gator into the marsh near Bayou Gauche.
Ingram remained jailed in lieu of $15,000 bond Wednesday, five days after his arrest.
Yoes said he didn't know where Ingram got the gator or what he had planned to do with it.
First Published: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 09:43