Sun Sentinel Deputies pulled over Bryan Zuniga on Thursday about 3:00 a.m. or for failing to maintain a single lane, according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. After stopping his car, the 20-year-old Pinellas Park man suddenly jumped out of the passenger side door and fled the scene. While on the run, Zuniga broke a vinyl fence by kicking the fence line to make an escape hole, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Zuniga, who was found a few hours later at a hospital where he was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to his face, arm and armpit area, allegedly told deputies he was attacked by a gator near a water treatment plant in unincorporated St. Petersburg. After being released from the hospital, deputies charged him with Breaking or Injuring Fences, Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer, Driving While Driver’s Licenses Suspended/Revoked and Resisting an Officer Without Violence.
Not a good look, Bryan Zuniga, a gator turned your face into hamburger meat. We have seen this in Florida before, a few years ago a drunk jumped into a canal to evade police, but was attacked by a large alligator. He ended up a lot worse off than Bryan Zuniga. While running from the cops in Florida, it seems you need to make a decision, face the charges or jump into the water and risk the gators. After stories like this, criminals will think twice before jumping into a canal to evade police. The bad news for Bryan Zuniga is that he got attacked by a gator and then got arrested, which is a double-whammy, and I bet he regrets running from the cops now.
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