CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Tonight’s Florida Man story involves, as it often does, beer.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Robby Stratton’s beer run may turn out to be more costly than an 18-pack of Busch. He brought an alligator into a Jacksonville convenience store to help him with his purchase. Now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident. “They told me what I did was stupid and I’ll be facing charges here soon and probably go to jail, probably not,” Stratton told Action News Jax. “We’ll see.”

The TV station posted two videos, first of Stratton and a group of men after the gator, which appeared to be 4-5 feet in length, was captured. One of the men stepped on the alligator’s snout. He then grabbed it by the neck, held it aloft and yelled: “Florida State, baby! Florida State, baby! Florida State, baby!” In case you don’t get the connection, that would be the chief rival of the Florida Gators.