Quantcast
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

 

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

Tags

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Recent Posts

How is a Car Accident Claim Filed? And Other Questions A Lawyer Can Answer

January 27, 2023, Comments Off on How is a Car Accident Claim Filed? And Other Questions A Lawyer Can Answer

The Best Uses for a Home Equity Loan

January 24, 2023, Comments Off on The Best Uses for a Home Equity Loan

Top 8 Reasons to Get an Outdoor Kitchen

January 22, 2023, Comments Off on Top 8 Reasons to Get an Outdoor Kitchen

How is a Christian Wedding Invite Different than a Secular Wedding Invite

January 16, 2023, Comments Off on How is a Christian Wedding Invite Different than a Secular Wedding Invite

Fun and Unusual Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Healthy

January 12, 2023, Comments Off on Fun and Unusual Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Healthy

Health Carousel Honors Dr Franklin Shaffer with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award

January 12, 2023, Comments Off on Health Carousel Honors Dr Franklin Shaffer with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award

5 Reasons Why Truck Accident Claims Are More Complicated

January 10, 2023, Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Truck Accident Claims Are More Complicated
nft blockchain

What You Need to Know About NFTs as We Enter 2023

January 7, 2023, Comments Off on What You Need to Know About NFTs as We Enter 2023

Categories

Archives