Alligator Found in "Doomsday Prepper's" House

Man arrested Wednesday after traffic stop

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    Clayton Earthman was arrested on Wednesday after officers found bomb-making supplies in his car. Officers also found an alligator in Earthman's home. (Published Friday, Jun 21, 2013)

    A man arrested Wednesday with bomb-making materials in his car had drugs and an alligator in his home, a federal agent testified Friday.

    Clayton Earthman, 43, was arrested after police said he ran a stop sign near Fair Park.

    An officer said Earthman had a gun in his car. A search later revealed he had bomb-making material and notes on how to make bombs, police said.

    Earthman claimed to be a “Doomsday Prepper.” A cable TV show by the same name profiles people preparing for the end of the world.

    On Thursday, agents with the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched his house near Pleasant Grove.

    They found 15 marijuana plants, bomb-making material, and an alligator, according to a Dallas police report.

    Neighbors say they saw agents carry two alligators from the home on Woodard Avenue.

    "That's scary,” said neighbor Susan Collins. “We didn't know he had all that."

    At his court appearance, a judge ordered Earthman held without bond because he was a danger to the community.