Alligator in a shop - level 3
A man has tried to swap an alligator for a pack of beers at a shop in Florida.
“That crazy guy came to the store with a small alligator. He tried to sell it to buy a couple of beers.”
The store’s owner was concerned the alligator might be set loose and bite one of his customers, so he asked the man to leave but he wouldn’t.
“I was scared, you know, because it was my first time that I see somebody with that kind of animal in the store.”
Soon, the police arrived and the man was arrested and charged with possessing, illegally taking and attempting to sell an alligator.
“He was standing over there with the alligator, you know. After that, a minute later, the police came over here to arrest him, you know, because some called 911, you know.”
The alligator was not harmed in the incident and was later released back into the wild.
Difficult words: swap (to trade something for something else), concern (worry), loose (free), harmed (hurt), 911 (emergency phone number in United States).
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