A Brooklyn couple is facing a slew of charges after the NYPD discovered loaded weapons, drugs and an illegal exotic pet in their Brooklyn home.

Armed with a search warrant, officers entered the home of Michael Volpe, 32, and Alisa Volpe, 25, at 2246 West 6th Street in Bensonhurst on Monday.

They recovered two loaded handguns, one loaded shotgun and marijuana. Officers also discovered a live three-foot alligator the couple was keeping as a pet.

Animal control removed the reptile and the Volpes were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and harboring a prohibitive animal in New York City.


On September 7, cops removed a boa constrictor, five pythons, two bearded dragons, two alligators, a gecko, a scorpion and a tarantula from a Crown Heights public housing apartment.

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