The Miami Herald reports the Monroe County jail inmate, Jason Aaron Gibson, was charged Monday with animal cruelty. He was already being held on a vehicle theft charge.
Another inmate told deputies he was feeding a sloth on Sunday when he heard a thump and saw Gibson tossing an iguana named Mojo into the alligator pen. The 6-foot-long (2-meter-long) alligator chomped down on Mojo and dragged him off. Deputies learned Gibson tossed another iguana to the alligator last month.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm houses about 150 confiscated or abandoned animals.
It's unclear whether Gibson has an attorney who can comment.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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