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Published On: Sat, May 28th, 2016

Florida man, Jessie Kingsinger, loses arm to alligator while evading police

A Florida man running from the law ran into an alligator and the disastrous situation was worse, ultimately losing a hand.

Jessie Kingsinger, 21, ran from police but ignored an alligator warning sign and swam across a lake where Lakeland Police were searching for him on May 11, police said.

Things got out of hand for a Florida man after he ran into an alligator. Polk County sheriffs spotted him from a helicopter lying on the ground at Long Lake Circle, missing an entire three-quarters of his forearm.

A Florida man is more like Chubs from "Happy GIlmore," losing a man to an alligator while fleeing from police. photo: Universal Pictures

A Florida man is more like Chubbs from “Happy GIlmore,” losing a man to an alligator while fleeing from police.
photo: Universal Pictures

Kingsinger’s brother-in-law, who lived nearby, heard the screams coming from the lake and saved the fugitive.

“He ‘goes my hand hurts,’ I said, ‘Jesse, you don’t have a hand,'” Kingsinger’s brother-in-law Mike Taylor told WPTV.

Kingsinger was brought to the Lakeland Regional Health Center, but his arm wasn’t found.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were alerted to the alligator attack and are still searching for the reptile.

Police were called after Kingsinger had argument with his mother, police said in a statement.

She told the officers her son was having an episode and needed psychological help as Kingsinger ran off into the woods. Police found him after he called his mother and told her where he was hiding.

photo Brandon Jones

photo Brandon Jones

photo Brandon Jones

photo Brandon Jones

photo Brandon Jones

photo Brandon Jones

 

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