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Published January 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Assif Mayar

Assif Mayar is seen in an undated booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriffs Office. Mayar was arrested after an alligator named "Mr. Teeth" was discovered in his home in Castro Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Authorities say the alligator, apparently used to protect a stash of marijuana inside the home, has been taken to the Oakland Zoo. When deputies entered Mayar's home on Wednesday afternoon for a probation check, they found 34 pounds of marijuana and the five-foot alligator in a tank in the bedroom. (AP Photo/Alameda County Sheriffs Office)
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