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New York couple busted for possession of guns, alligator

New York police discovered a 3.5-foot alligator during a search of a Brooklyn couple's home Monday.

Police in New York arrested a man and woman for allegedly stashing illegal handguns, drugs and an alligator in their Brooklyn home, authorities said.

Michael Volpe, 32, and Alisa Volpe, 25, were taken into custody Monday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, including two handguns and a shotgun.

They were also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and harboring an alligator, which is prohibited in New York.

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Police discovered the 3.5-foot reptile while they executed a search warrant at about 5:30 a.m., the New York Daily News reported.

Other items found were a pair of brass knuckles and a stash of pills and marijuana.

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Michael Volpe has had four prior arrests, including a weapons-possession charge, police said.

Information on attorneys wasn't immediately available.

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