Homeless Florida man attacked by alligator while swimming


A homeless Florida man out on a morning swim became the victim of a vicious alligator attack Monday, police said.

The 56-year-old man, only identified by his street name “Ron Jon,” was swimming nearby a pier in the Indian River outside Melbourne, Florida around 9 a.m. when a gator lunged at him, Florida Today reported.

Ron Jon was left with several deep puncture wounds to his shoulders but was expected to survive, according to police.

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