And That’s How It All Started
A Palm Beach man hit the trifecta. First, a wildlife officer found a dead gator in Calvin Lee Devol’s truck. The state’s recreational alligator hunting season had ended two weeks earlier. Devol at first said he’d picked up the animal on the road. After the officer spotted a bullet hole in the gator’s head, Devol, while still not admitting he’d killed the animal, said the gun that shot it was in the cab of the truck. So the officer checked the serial number on the rifle and learned it had been stolen. Then the officer checked the truck serial number. It had also been stolen and an insurance company had already paid out $30,743 on it. But Devol had explanations for all of it. He claims the gator was given to him by a co-worker, he bought the rifle from a guy named “Bo” for $50, and he paid a “blue eyed Cuban” at a Miami car parts outfit $10,000 for the pickup. Wonder if the judge will believe the story any more than the game warden did?