NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – ‘Jaws’ has been bagged.
The NYPD had been on the lookout for the 3-foot alligator after several reported sightings near Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Boat rental attendant Joe Genovese nabbed the gator Tuesday using his fishing rod, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
“I snagged him, brought him in backwards. I hooked him by the tail, so it doesn’t injure the alligator,” he said. “Got him on the first shot. It was real cool.”
A cop from the Emergency Service Unit helped wrangle it on shore.