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Woman Who Abandoned Alligator at O'Hare Charged With Animal Cruelty

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This combination of images provided by the Chicago Transit Authority on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 shows a woman with a two-foot-long alligator aboard a CTA Blue Line train early in the morning of Nov. 1, 2013 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chicago Transit Authority) | AP

Story by Emily Morris, via DNAinfo Chicago:

CHICAGO — A west suburban woman was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after she took an alligator for a ride on the CTA and left it at O'Hare Airport in November, authorities said.

Alexis Prokopchuk, 29, of Oakbrook Terrace, was also charged with two counts of misdemeanor reckless conduct, police said.

Prokopchuk was arrested on Tuesday in the city, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.

Read the whole story at DNAinfo.

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