Chomp

Pittsburgh Police

The owner of an alligator that escaped from a Pittsburgh home last month is facing charges stemming from the discovery of numerous animals at the residence.

Police filed 33 counts of neglect against Mark McGowan on Tuesday, along with single counts of animal cruelty and recklessly endangering another person.

Authorities started investigating McGowan after "Chomp," a 5-foot-long alligator, was found along a city street June 6.