Well it wasn't really an Alligator it is actually a Caiman. Police didn't really stumble upon it they confiscated it from a Congress Heights home. The resident called it a housepet and law enforcement had a real tough time wrestling with it. They are currently looking for an organization that might be willing to take care of it. If You are interested click here to get the whole story.
See you later, Alligator... after ‘while Crocodile! 🐊— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 26, 2018
7D Officers came in contact with a 4-foot alligator while on patrol last night! DC Animal Control will be working to have him relocated to a safe habitat.
Also, remember that alligators should not be considered house pets! pic.twitter.com/b89xF2Xp4h