This is a classic example on how not to handle an alligator call and it doesn't matter what happens,the policeare going to be wrong. Never jump on the back of an alligator would be a good lesson to start with.
A good many years ago our "pet" alligator had a clutch of about 30 babies all trapped in a spillway. I called the wildlife department to see what could be done about them as one alligator was enough for our small pond. The offcer on the other end basically said "This call is not being recorded and the best thing is for you and me to forget that you ever called us." In other words we are ups to our elbows in protected alligators already and don't need no more.