Mac & Mac's Pick: A better alternative

By WEEK Producer

May 14, 2013 Updated May 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM CDT

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Meet Bryan Zuniga, he is currently in jail. Which is a better place than where he was earlier in the day.

Mr. Zuniga is illustrating a lesson about running from the police.

Lesson number 1: Know where your are running.

Deputies say they pulled Zuniga over for weaving in and out of traffic in his car.

They say he bailed out of the vehicle, kicked through a fence and disappeared... for a few hours, anyway.

Zuniga's problem was that in fleeing, he jumped in a swampy area near a water reclamation plant. That's where the alligators stay.

Zuniga managed to swim into an alligator, get bit on the arm, and swim away.

He then walked to the hospital. When police investigated a report of an injured man they recognized him and put Zuniga in jail.

On the positive side, his medical care is courtesy of the county.