Tampa Police responded to an Alligator in a parking lot

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Date/Time: 5/23/11 at approx. 6:15 PM

Location: 17302 Commerce Park Blvd. New Tampa Recreational center

Tampa Police responded to the parking lot of the New Tampa Rec. Center where there was a 3-foot gator roaming loose. When officers arrived, the gator was captured and released into a nearby pond. The gator was not being aggressive towards any of the patrons of the park.

Lt. Diaz