According to mynews13, “He probably went into the lake to hide from the officers and the dog, and came across that gator,” Goodyear said. “To hide somewhere to try and get away, and then meeting up with an animal like that, no, I’ve never had that happen before.”
Reports said the “forensic examination of the alligator located remains consistent with the injuries to Riggins inside the alligator’s stomach.” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapped the animal and had it euthanized.
For video reference, here are some of YouTube’s most infamous gator attack videos. Watch at your own discretion.