VIDEO: Florida policeman tackles alligator at home of retired NYPD officer

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Monday, December 19, 2016
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Joe Torres has the story.

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A former NYPD officer got stuck in the middle of an unusual take-down.

Police in Southwest Florida say Arnold Ring found an alligator in his front yard in Sarasota.

An officer quickly responded to move the large reptile.

Luckily the gator had a taped snout, and a tag from a trapper.

Ring says he was impressed with the officer's moves.

"As a retired member of the New York City Police Department, I had a great career full of the most diversified activity you could ever find, but I never saw a Brooklyn cop ever tackle and lasso and secure an alligator," Ring said.