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Wayward alligator in motel pool was part of rap video

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    Sam Holland, of Animal Control of South Jersey, captures a 4-foot alligator that was in the outdoor pool of Bayview Inn & Suites, in Atlantic City, NJ on Aug. 15. Authorities say the 3-foot-long alligator found at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City was part of a rap video filmed there by two men. The alligator was found when police conducted a raid at the site. Items found during the raid led to the arrest of the two men on armed robbery charges on Aug. 29.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. >> Authorities have solved the mystery of how an alligator ended up in a swimming pool at a motel on the New Jersey shore.

They say the 3-foot-long alligator found Aug. 15 at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City was part of a rap video filmed there by two men. The alligator was found when police conducted a raid at the site.

Items found during the raid led to the arrest Aug. 29 of the two men on armed robbery charges. Authorities say they robbed homes in two nearby towns in the days before the alligator was found.

Animal control workers safely lifted the alligator from the pool, and it’s now at a zoo in Cape May County. Officials plan to move it to a reserve in Florida.

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