Burglar mauled and eaten by alligator while hiding from police

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A suspected burglar who tried to run away from his crime scene didn't get off scot-free in Florida.

Matthew Riggins was reportedly attacked and killed by an alligator, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

Officials found Riggins' body in a local lake on Nov. 23. The man drowned after sustaining injuries from an alligator attack, according to WESH 2 News.

The sheriff's office said that Riggins told his girlfriend he and another man were going to commit burglaries during the early mornings and late nights of Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.

Police were called to a house around the same time after someone reported suspicious men walking around the neighborhood, who they later discovered was most likely Riggins and his friend. The men ran off when they saw deputies. Riggins was reported missing later that day.

When officials discovered Riggins' body in the lake on Nov. 23, they came across an aggressive 11-foot alligator in the area, as well.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were called in and concluded that Riggins was likely attacked and eaten by the wild animal. The gator was then trapped and euthanized.

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