That elusive alligator is still loose in Machado Lake, but two men suspected of releasing the gator in Harbor Regional Park two months ago were arrested today. Turns out that the gator was called Reggie by his past owners, one of whom is a former LAPD cop. At the San Pedro home of one of them, police found three alligators, piranha, one rattlesnake, desert tortoise eggs, a scorpion and six marijuana plants. What, no caimans? Kind of funny, the Times story picks up on The Guardian's moniker of Harbor Park Harry.
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