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Sheriffs office finds live gator guarding pot stash


CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) –┬áPolice conducting a probation check in Castro Valley Tuesday found a lot of marijuana and a live alligator guarding it all.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office was conducting the check at a home in the 19000 block of Mount Jasper Drive when they discovered 34 pounds of processed marijuana in a bedroom.

A 5-foot alligator was in a nearby tank, serving as a deterrent to any possible thieves.

Police say the alligator, named “Mr. Teeth,” was acquired by the suspect, 32-year-old Assif Mayar, in 1996 to commemorate the death of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Mayar was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Mr. Teeth is now at the Oakland Zoo.



  1. dapenguin

    January 10th, 2013

    and after eating some of the stash, he was particularly ticked off when he could not find any twinkies or ding dongs.

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  2. Anonymous

    January 10th, 2013

    “Splains the green teef

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  3. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 10th, 2013

    A five-foot alligator?

    Seminoles and Cajuns catch them by hand and use them for BAIT.

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  4. Bayouwulf

    January 10th, 2013

    As an ex-patriot of Florida, I can tell you that they DO taste like chicken! They are, however, a little harder to wring their necks.

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  5. Ricky

    January 10th, 2013

    Oh, how cute a baby gator!
    let’s eat it!
    it makes me hungry just thinking about fixin’ some blackened gator tail.. only problem..female gator tail is much better tastin’. since, it’s not musky tastin’ like the male of the species is.
    Gator goes good with collard greens, swamp cabbage, and corn bread.

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  6. MNHawk

    January 10th, 2013

    Kind of a step down from the old days when some would employ Wookies to guard their choom.

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  7. Cynic

    January 10th, 2013

    He looks like his name should be Mr. Bad Breath.

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