Florida man arrested for attacking alligator stolen from mini-golf course 07/16/2021 11:06 am PDT Comments Daytona Beach Shores DPS / Volusia Counthy DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (TCD) -- A Florida man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly attacking an alligator stolen from a Daytona Beach mini-golf course Wednesday night. William “Bubba” Hodge was seen carrying an alligator down Florida State Road A1A Wednesday night, according to the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety. Hodge allegedly tried to throw the alligator onto the roof of a business in Daytona Beach Shores, and then slammed the animal on the ground by its tail, police said. Hodge told police he stole the alligator from the Congo River Golf miniature-golf location after wrestling with it. The alligator was returned to the mini-golf course’s management. Hodge was arrested on charges of animal cruelty; alligator poaching; burglary; theft; and criminal mischief. He was held at the Volusia County Jail on $4,500 bond. Hodge told officers he was “teaching it a lesson,” according to WPTV-TV, quoting the arrest report. The mini-golf course offers guests the opportunity to feed alligators as an attraction. MORE: Alligator incident - Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety FacebookFlorida man steals gator from mini-golf course, beats it, telling police he was 'teaching it a lesson' - WPTVFlorida man stole gator from mini-golf course and repeatedly beat it, police say - Tampa Bay TimesVolusia County Jail Inmate Information #DaytonaBeach #Florida Related Stories Tristyn Bailey case: Aiden Fucci’s mother charged with destroying evidence Nude Florida man arrested at daycare facility accused of killing, decapitating grandmother Florida runaways, 14 and 12, captured after shootout with sheriff’s deputies Teen charged with stabbing cheerleader 114 times; Lori Vallow ruled unfit for trial - TCDPOD Florida boy shot by real gun, run over by dad’s van, during ‘paintball gun drive-by’ Patrons keep Florida suspect from leaving bar after he allegedly stabbed woman, her boyfriend: Sheriff Florida girl fights off kidnapper, attempted abduction caught on tape; Texas boy found dead in street - TCDPOD Florida man arrested in road-rage shooting prompted by thrown banana: Police Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.