Cops raided Assif Mayar’s Castro Valley, California home Tuesday, finding 34 pounds of weed and a five-foot guard caiman named “Mr. Teeth.” “We get guard dogs all the time when we search for grow houses and people stashing away all types of dope,” said Sergeant J.D. Nelson. “But alligators? You just don’t see that every day.” Caimans are distant relatives of alligators native to Central and South America.

The best part of the whole surreal story is that Mayar said he originally purchased Mr. Teeth to commemorate Tupac’s death in 1996. Sadly, the beast was taken by animal control officers and died at the Oakland Zoo the next day. Mayar is currently being held on $20,000 bail.

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