Resurfaced Video of Florida Man Subduing Alligator With Garbage Bin Has People Cracking 'GTA VI' Jokes

The video originally surfaced in 2021, but a recent viral post has people joking about the next 'GTA' game.

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A viral clip of a Florida man miraculously capturing a wild alligator in a garbage bin has people joking about the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI.

In a video that was originally shared online in 2021, per USA Today, Florida man Eugene Bozzi was able to get rid of an alligator on his property by carefully getting into a trash can. "Let me know when the head goes inside," he can be heard in the clip, in which he's sporting Adidas slides and socks. As he flipped the lid of the container, he quickly slid the rest of the alligator inside and took it to a nearby body of water to set free.

The wild video of Bozzi's heroism has resurfaced once again thanks to several viral tweets, and people are seeing it in a new light thanks to the reveal of GTA VI.

In Florida, a brave citizen confronts a reptile in a unique way.
Find out how this man overcame the challenge with his unique

— Figen (@TheFigen_) December 20, 2023
Twitter: @TheFigen_

The long-awaited first look at Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto VI debuted earlier this month, showcasing the locale of the latest entry, the follow-up to 2013's Grand Theft Auto V. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S game will take place in Vice City, Leonida, which is inspired by Miami, Florida.

The trailer gives us plenty to get excited about ahead of its 2025 release, including plenty of moments inspired by real-life Florida stories. A man with crazy face tattoos resembling Florida's Joker man, a woman twerking on a moving car, and an alligator casually strolling into a convenience store. In fact, the record-breaking trailer has two moments with alligator, with another moment showing a man wrestling with one that made its way into a backyard pool.

Fans were quick to notice how Bozzi's viral moment could have, or will, inspire Rockstar Games to include a similar method of alligator disposal in GTA VI when it finally releases in 2025.

Twitter: @RDCworld1

rockstar games about to have this as a side mission on gta 6

— kurtović (@BosnianHD) December 21, 2023
Twitter: @BosnianHD

Rockstar after seeing this

— Dan Timms 🎮 (@DannyyTimms) December 20, 2023
Twitter: @DannyyTimms

If rockstar games sees this, GTA 6 is definitely having a cutscene like this

— Granada (@trevordoam) December 21, 2023
Twitter: @trevordoam

Rockstar adding a side quest in GTA 6 AS WE SPEAK!

— Jaycan (@Joycon_Jay) December 21, 2023
Twitter: @Joycon_Jay

Seeing stuff like this makes me grateful that Rockstar decided to set GTA 6 in modern day Florida.

The amount of “Florida Man” parodies will be unreal 💀

— Gaming Detective (@that1detectiv3) December 21, 2023
Twitter: @that1detectiv3

gta 6 gnna be delayed for another year so they can add this in

— fiend (@clowncountess) December 21, 2023
Twitter: @clowncountess

If you can’t do this in GTA6 then what’s the point.

— Celestial. ♡ (#1 Tiffany Player.) (@ThatFinalBoyy) December 21, 2023
Twitter: @ThatFinalBoyy

If you've been living under a rock, get familiar with the Tom Petty-soundtracked trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI here.

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