Social Media FAIL! (by the Douche Bags of the Day):  A Pair of South Carolina Ass Clowns were Arrested for “Harassment of an Alligator” after 6 Snapchat Photos surfaced showing them Pouring Beer down a… Scroll down to read more!

Anyone who knows me knows that there is no love lost between me and any reptile.  In fact, I have been known to only half-jokingly say that “the only good reptile is one that is made into an accessory”. 

But, and not withstanding my ofttimes politically incorrect sense of sarcasm, er humor, I have a zero tolerance policy for animal cruelty.

And I have even less tolerance for bullies, and that is exactly what 20 y/o Joseph Andrew Floyd and 21 y/o Zachary Lloyd Brown of Ridgeland, SC are… bullies.  And a**holes.  They are a**holes too…

And douche bags… Joseph Andrew Floyd and Zachary Lloyd Brown are douche bags….

These two useless water-bags not only thought that it’d be fun to torture a baby alligator but they were also apparently stupid enough to think that the rest of the world would be as warped as them, so these Genii posted about a half a dozen pics of their despicable acts on Snapchat…

The pictures show the two f*cktards seriously squeezing the baby gator’s throat and prying the baby gator’s jaws open as they poured beer down its throat.  Other image showed someone blowing smoke into the alligator’s mouth.  

I am not going to republish any more of this douche baggery as I’m quite sure that you get the idea.  Fortunately some of the people who saw the Snapchat shots screenshot the images and forwarded them to officials at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, which took quick action.

Once SC-DNR Officers confronted Joseph Andrew Floyd and Zachary Lloyd Brown (yes, I am intentionally retyping their names because I want people to know who they are…) they reportedly sang like trapped canaries… admitting to officers that they picked up the alligator after they saw it crossing the a public dirt road between Hardeeville and Tillman in Jasper County, that they poured beer into the animal’s mouth and took photos to post on social media and that they then released the gator and watched it swim away into a nearby pond. 

Joseph Andrew Floyd and Zachary Lloyd Brown were each charged with one count of “Harassment of an Alligator” and under SC State Law they reportedly face a $300.00 civil fine (which, sadly, is in line with the way that FL would treat this offense… See:  F.S. 379.412 – Penalties for feeding wildlife and freshwater fish – (1)(a) The penalties in this section apply to a violation of any rule or order of the commission that prohibits or restricts: 1. Feeding wildlife or freshwater fish with food or garbage; is a civil infraction, unless you fail to pay it in which case it becomes a 2nd degree misdemeanor.) 


BUT, in this instance, given the willful and wanton disregard for life I think that there is an excellent case to be made for animal cruelty – felony animal cruelty at that…

And were I law enforcement in this case then that is how I would have charged these two pieces of alleged human…

Memo to Joseph Andrew Floyd and Zachary Lloyd Brown: Personally I think that you are getting off way too easy.  My Hammurabi-styled penalty for you would be more akin to….

Memo to the Folks:  Apart from the obvious (don’t screw with nature) there is another lesson to be learned here, namely…

Memo to the Folks continued:  Social Media: It’s all fun and nice until it’s introduced into evidence against you in Court. Read “Haber’s Rules of Social Media # 1 – 5” by clicking here and watch HaberPA’s VideoFAQ / YouTube Webisode on “Social Media and the Law” @ or by clicking on the video link below…

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When it comes to the subject of “Cops, Courts and Constitutions” you should always have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is focused on serving your interests.  While we can’t stop the cops from arresting you, as your legal counsel Michael A. Haber, PA will ensure that your rights are respected from the moment that representation begins and that any abuses which may have occurred beforehand are remedied.

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