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BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The Connecticut Post reports 30-year-old Isaias Garcia, of Garland, Texas, entered his plea Thursday to unlawful restraint. Garcia originally faced kidnapping, assault and larceny charges in what police said was one of the strangest cases they have investigated. Authorities say a 21-year-old man… Read at AP News