Marshals get a suprise serving warrant

February 27, 2008 4:57:25 AM PST

Police and U.S. marshals in Dayton, Ohio, went to a home to serve an arrest warrant.

Instead of the suspect, the officers found two alligators.

The officers had to call animal control for backup.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Joshua Hillard has faced plenty of fugitives.

But he didn't want tangle with the gators.

Hillard says the reptile expert who wrangled the gators is a braver man than he.

Authorities also report confiscating cocaine, marijuana and a pair of guns.