A man apparently trying to hide from police in Florida on Wednesday, jumped into a lake where an alligator promptly bit off his arm. Jessie Scott Kingsinger, 21, was found lying on the ground with most of his left forearm eaten. He had multiple surgeries – and may lose even more of the arm – but Kingsinger was expected to survive, his mother said.
Police initially received a report of a disturbance between Kingsinger and his mom at a Long Lake Circle apartment. When authorities arrived, Kingsinger had already run off and his mom told police her son was having a PTSD-related “episode.”
According to Foxnews, a sign posted near Polk County lake alerts people to the presence of gators: “Caution! Alligators frequent this area!”
Kingsinger doesn’t face any charges but will undergo a psychological examination, police say.