Who dumped an alligator inside a Wawa in Florida?

Manatee County sheriff's deputies search for 2 culprits

(Courtesy of Wawa)

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Florida authorities are searching for two suspects after an injured alligator was dumped inside a Wawa store.

The Bradenton Herald quotes Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow as saying the department was alerted to the alligator around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Bristow said the department was told two people had dropped off a 3-foot alligator at the Lakewood Ranch convenience store.

Deputies alerted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which sent a trapper who removed the gator.