Reportedly, a jogger spotted the reptile — affectionately dubbed “Jaws” by the 110th Precinct —and called 911.
According to Deputy Inspector Christopher Manson, who reported the sighting on Twitter, the alligator is described as 3 1/2 feet long and “kinda thick.”
Manson also took to the precinct’s Twitter account to ask for advice about what kind of food officers should use to lure the animal out. “We need your advice. What kind of food should we use to lure the beast out!? After all he is a NYC gator. Pizza?” he asked in a post.
Officers arrived at the scene and canvassed the area but have not been able to track the reptile down.
The search continues…..where is Jaws? pic.twitter.com/B4xBuWL41J
— NYPD 110th Precinct (@NYPD110Pct) August 1, 2015