ALLIGATOR FARM ARREST
(Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and VOP)
On November 6, 2018 at approximately 6:50 AM, Officers responded to an address on Holly Lane (near the lighthouse) in reference to a male subject, wearing underwear, crawling on the lawn in a concealed manner. When officer's arrived they made contact with the male subject, who was identified as Brandon Keith Hatfield, and observed injuries to his foot.
Hatfield was transported to Flagler Hospital for further medical attention. While officer's were in route to the hospital, a call was dispatched to the Alligator Farm (999 Anastasia Blvd) in reference to Criminal Mischief. It was later discovered the two calls were related.
According to Alligator Farm staff, they were prompted to review video surveillance when they found a "Croc" style shoe in the crocodile pit and damage to the property.
The defendant, w/m Brandon Keith Hatfield, was captured on video entering the Alligator Farm at approximately 7:45 PM on 11/05/2018. The defendant damaged numerous exhibits and statues around the complex causing an excess of $5000.00 in damage.
Hatfield is seen climbing a structure at the Nile Crocodile enclosure and jumping into a pool occupied by crocodiles.
Hatfield was attacked by a crocodile and sustained non-life threatening injuries to his feet and leg.
The defendant was apprehended and charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and Violation of Probation (VOP).
He is currently being treated at Flagler Hospital and will be transported to the St. John's County jail, upon his release from the hospital.