Well, see what I get for believing those meat-boiling poodle tossers at the BBC?
Our local, trusted KCBS news, where we can always turn for coverage of STORMWATCH!!1 or [Celebrity]WATCH!!11, thought the tale of Reggie the Renegade Alligator’s capture a little too good to be true, so they did a little . . . wait for it . . . journalism.
(Well, sort of. They reprinted an AP wire story, but it’s CBS we’re talking about, so this should earn them the Peabody.)
Earlier today, a man claiming to be wrangler Jay Young, who had been hired by the city, told The Associated Press and several other media outlets that he had caught the alligator overnight.
That story was cast into doubt when the promised delivery of the alligator to the Los Angeles Zoo never happened.
Reached later today by phone at his Colorado gator farm, Young said he has not been in Los Angeles recently and that he hadn’t called the media earlier in the day. He said the caller apparently was someone impersonating him.
I’ll have more as this shocking saga continues to unfold. I’ll stay with it all day, if I have to, so blogging.la readers can stay informed.
Wil Wheaton. Honest. Responsible. Working for you.