Looking for a baby alligator? A Northwest Side man accused of trying to sell a baby alligator on Craigslist for $300. Juan A. DeJesus was arrested Monday evening, according to police.
DeJesus, 19, was charged on Monday with a misdemeanor possession of wildlife, police said. A state Department of Natural Resources police officer responded on DeJesus’ home Monday afternoon after catching wind of the advertisement on Craigslist. When the office arrived at the home, DeJesus was under the impression that the “officer” was going to purchase the alligator, police said.
The ad has since been pulled from Craigslist and previously stated:
“Baby gator for sale, id consider a trade for a leachie gecko. Sale price is 300 obo asap.
After the officer arrived at the house the alligator was seized as evidence and given to other IDNR agrents and DeJesus was transported to the Grand Central District police station to be process, police said according to the Chicago Tribune.
DeJesus is scheduled to appear in court at Daley Center on May 31.