Well, what do you know, nature does have a way of bringing swift karma to humans who disregard its laws. Often, natural selection is what’s taking place where even the rule of survival of the fittest applies to people. In the case of one Florida man, it was survival of the brightest after he was attacked by crocodiles in a park while he was trespassing wearing crocs.
23-year-old Brandon Keith Hatfield from Florida, US, thought of a most brilliant idea: breaking into St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park during the after hours. So he did just that on Monday, November 5 for uhh… reasons. Oh, and he was also wearing crocs, a footwear so hideous, it became a meme. Basically, Brandon broke into a crocodile farm wearing crocs at night… certainly, nothing could go wrong there…
The morning after, the police received a call notifying them of a suspicious man wearing only boxers crawling on a Holly Lane residency lawn at around 6 a.m. The cops arrived promptly and identified Brandon who had blood all over him and had injuries on his foot. The poor brilliant young man was taken to Flagler Hospital for treatment shortly after.
The said zoological park then called the police too to inform them that someone trespassed into the area and jumped into a pool inhabited by three 12-foot Nile crocodiles, that man turned out to be Brandon where he was thrashed around by the crocs before he managed to escape. It was all caught on surveillance. The park officials then added to their report that one of the crocodile exhibits contained a single crocs shoe and torn clothing.
#TONIGHT: #FloridaMan Brandon Hatfield is in the hospital after being bitten by a crocodile. He jumped into a crocodile exhibit at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Police tell us he’s going to jail once he’s medically cleared.@ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/wxxGhVC7LZ
— Ryan Nelson (@RyanANJax) November 7, 2018
Apart from swimming with crocodiles, Brandon also caused around $5,000 worth of property damage to statues and other exhibits around the park. Authorities suggested that Brandon might have been high. He was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and violation of probation to be jailed again once he is well enough. No crocodiles were harmed. Too bad the same cannot be said for the crocs.