Teen Arrested After Beloved Crocodile Was Killed on Miami Campus

Four others implicated in attack, which left the large reptile without a head or tail.


Police at the University of Miami have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the slaying of a beloved campus crocodile, the Miami Hurricane reports. Donna, the almost 10-foot-long crocodile, was killed on October 1. "We were all emotionally attached to the croc, who lived here for years," the campus police chief said. "That set us off on our investigation,"affectionately named Operation Donna.

One other minor as well as three adults was also involved in the incident. According to police, the adults at the scene acted as lookouts, while someone lured the beast to its death and later severed its head and tail.