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Massive Alligator Spotted Wandering Through Florida Golf Course

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Alligators and crocodiles are not an unusual sight in Florida, but seeing one this big is certainly strange. This massive alligator was seen wandering through a Naples golf course, shocking many of the nearby residents.

The spotting took place at Valencia Golf and Country Club, and numerous bystanders posted videos of the encounter online. At first, when an image began to go viral online, many commenters believed that it was photoshopped, but then a video was later posted to confirm that the encounter actually happened.

“Gator Girl” Christy Kroboth told CNBC that she thinks the massive alligator was “real.”

“I’ve seen huge gators, the biggest one I ever caught was 12.5 feet, and that’s enormous, they’re huge, they’re out there,” said Kroboth

“When we had Hurricane Harvey, the water rose and it pushed alligators everywhere. It’s also getting close to the alligator’s hibernation season, so he could be looking for a den to hunker down in for the winter season,” Kroboth added.

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Other experts have said that there’s nothing abnormal about the size of the gator.

Not very many people get to see alligators high walk,” John Brueggen, director at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, told Huffington Post in an email. “But there is nothing abnormal about this alligator.”

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It is estimated that about 1.3 million alligators live in Florida.

Female alligators rarely exceed 10 feet in length, but males can grow much larger. The Florida state record for length is a 14 foot 3-1/2 inch male from Lake Washington in Brevard County. The Florida record for weight is a 1,043 pound (13 feet 10-1/2 inches long) male from Orange Lake in Alachua County.

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Alligator attacks are actually extremely rare, even in Florida.

Florida alligator bite statistics date back to 1948, ranging around three major bites per year. The chance of someone being attacked is one in 3.2 million. The worst years for fatalities were 2001 and 2006, with three people dying each of those years from Florida alligator attacks. And there have only been 23 fatalities between 1948 and 2016. There have even been stretches during which no fatal attacks by alligators occurred in Florida.

Mark Horowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in political science. Horowitz could have had a job at one of the top media organizations in the United States, but when working as an intern, he found that the journalists in the newsroom were confined by the anxieties and sensibilities of their bosses. Horowitz loved journalism, but wanted more freedom to pursue more complex topics than you would find on the evening news. Around the same time, he began to notice that there was a growing number of independent journalists developing followings online by sharing their in-depth analysis of advanced or off-beat topics. It wasn't long before Horowitz quit his internship with a large New York network to begin publishing his own material online.

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32-Year-Old Woman Lured 14-Year-Old Boys To Her House For Sex

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A 32-year-old mother named Teah Vincent lured two 14-year-old boys back to her home and had sex with one of them, after witnessing the young boys playing football near her home. She still carried out the act despite the victim telling her that he was still in school, according to prosecutors.

Vincent invited the two boys back to her home in Woolaston, Gloucestershire, by offering them a glass of water.

She took one of the boys up to her bedroom and then had sex with him, according to prosecutors.

Vincent has three children, all of whom are in primary school. She admits to having sex with the boy on October 21st, 2018 but claims that she believed the boy was over 16 at the time.

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Prosecutor Christopher Smyth told the jury that Vincent offered the boys a glass of water back at her home around 5 pm after they spent the day playing football at Woolaston Memorial Hall, which is located near her house.

The prosecutor said, “The boys took up Ms. Vincent’s offer and went back to her home. One of the boys knew Vincent but the alleged victim didn’t. They sat down at the kitchen table. Ms. Vincent said she thought she knew one of them and said to him that she understood he had a child on the way.”

“He told her he was only 14 and was still at school,” he added.

In fact, prosecutors say that the three had a lengthy discussion about school before Vincent began talking about her body and sex.

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She then invited the younger boy upstairs and told him to sit down on the bed. She then left the room and reappeared a few moments later after removing her clothes.

Vincent then allegedly mounted the teenager and initiated sex without talking to him about it first.

The victim described Vincent ‘bouncing up and down on him’ for around five minutes, and reportedly did not expect anything like that to happen.

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He says there was no discussion at all. The boy had a strong feeling that the situation was not right,” Smyth said.

The boy reportedly pushed her off of him, got dressed, and fled downstairs.

The victim’s friend said that he heard sexual sounds coming down the stairs. He felt awkward and he left the house for a short while before returning.

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Vincent’s attorney Catherine Flint insists that the boys told her that they were 18 before the incident took place, and then admitted to being 16 once entering the house.

In the police interview, the victim said, ‘The woman told us she was insecure about her body and that she covers herself up quickly when she gets out of the shower.”

The victim said that he thought the woman was taking him upstairs to play games.

“She invited me upstairs and I thought she had a gaming system or television. It was only me she invited. My friend stayed downstairs. She asked me to sit on the bed and left the room for a short while. When she returned she was naked,” he said.

Vincent has pleaded not guilty and the trial is still ongoing.

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13-Year-Old Autistic Boy Shot By Police While Running Away During Wellness Check

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Earlier this month, an officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department shot a young autistic boy 11 times, nearly killing him and leaving him with injuries that will be causing him trouble for the rest of his life. Police recently released body camera footage from the officers involved in the chase that resulted in the shooting, and the videos clearly show that the young boy was not actually a threat to anyone, he was simply running away because he was scared.

13-year-old Linden Cameron had good reason to be scared too, police shot and killed and his grandfather earlier this year, so he understandably did not see police as people who were there to help.

The police were called by Golda Barton, the boy’s mother, who had no crime to report, but just seemed fed up with her son. She told the officers on the scene that he didn’t like cops, and also told them that he might possibly be carrying a fake gun, which has seemed odd to many people who have commented on the case. If someone in the family was already killed by police, she should know better than to call them again.

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The bodycam footage also revealed that one of the officers on the scene, a female officer, identified the situation as a psych problem that the police had no business getting involved in.

“This is a psych problem. I don’t see why we even have to approach,” she said.

The officer pointed out that the boy was not actually a threat to anyone, and said that the situation was not worth shooting someone over. She said that perhaps the kid will break some things around the house and cause some trouble for the mother, but it was not a police issue because he was not actually a threat to anyone, despite apparently being an inconvenience to his mother.

Unfortunately, the other officers on the scene did not take her advice and decided to question Cameron. As soon as they knocked on the front door, they noticed him run out the back and chased after him. After a short chase, one of the officers ordered Cameron to get to the ground, and within seconds of barking the command, the officer fired 11 shots at the young boy because he did not immediately obey.

The video ends with Cameron saying “I don’t feel good. Tell my mom I love her,” as he is laying on the ground.

Police handcuffed him first, and then made a half-hearted effort at giving him medical attention. Luckily, Cameron was able to survive but he is still in very serious conditions and will be left with injuries that will be with him fro the rest of his life. When he was taken to the hospital, he was initially in critical condition with bullet wounds to his intestines, bladder, shoulder, and ankles. He is still in the hospital and has been having trouble speaking. He has also lost feeling in one of his arms, and doctors don’t expect him to be able to walk again.

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