PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he had a live alligator in a cooler in his truck bed.

Charlotte County deputies said Christopher Lacy was pulled over for an "obscured tag violation." Deputies said there was also a man standing up in the truck's bed while it was moving.

Deputies said they got consent to search the truck and in the truck bed found a white cooler with a small alligator inside. Lacy told deputies he caught the gator in a ditch on Green Gulf Boulevard in Charlotte County, according to an arrest affidavit.

Lacy also told deputies he doesn't have a license to trap or possess gators, the report states. 

Lacy was charged with taking and possession of alligators and violation of probation.

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