June 14, 1997 in Nation/World

An Extra Set Of E


Writing up this police report could be tricky. Suspect: 3 feet tall, scaly, orange and black, long tail. Offense: Driving down a highway during morning rush hour. Detectives in Clearwater, Fla., had to look twice Thursday. “It looked like this iguana was driving. He had his claws on top of the wheel,” said Larry Sams, with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. But John Ruppell was driving, slouched down under his pet. He was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Ruppell went to jail. The iguana went to a shelter.

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