what to know
- The Monmouth County SPCA said Savion Mendez of East Orange and Angel Rosario of Asbury Park were identified as the primary victims.
- Although the Monmouth County SPCA states that “at no time was the alligator released in a dangerous or life-threatening condition,” both Mendez, Rosario, and even Rosario’s parents face charges in connection with the alligator’s abandonment. have to do it.
- The reptile has been taken to Cape May Zoo.
NEW JERSEY — The owner of a juvenile alligator discovered earlier this week inside a plastic container on a vacant New Jersey lot has been located and now faces charges, officials say, after officials found The “Good Samaritan” who reported the startling discovery was actually behind the reptile’s abandonment.
The Monmouth County SPCA said Savion Mendez of East Orange and Angel Rosario of Asbury Park have been identified as the primary victims.
Mendez reportedly bought the juvenile alligator at a Pennsylvania reptile show and kept it in a 150-gallon tank at his East Orange residence. However, according to the Monmouth County SPCA, when Mendez was evicted from his East Orange residence, he moved with the alligator to the Twinbrook apartment complex in Ocean Township, where he and his new roommates now face eviction as well. Is falling