State troopers from the Hollidaysburg barracks tell the Altoona Mirror that 40-year-old Todd Pensyl was arrested shortly after the incident which occurred about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at a mobile home park in Tyrone. That's about 95 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Police say the man who lived in the mobile home confronted Pensyl, who then punched the man in the face and head before pushing him out of the home's emergency rear door.
Police say Pensyl then kicked the downed man in the face before stealing the $175 alligator and fleeing.
Online court records don't list an attorney for Pensyl who remained in the Blair County Prison on Friday.