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iStock/Thinkstock(GOODRICH, Texas) -- A great-grandmother in Texas hit an alligator in the bullseye earlier this week, killing the massive reptile with one shot to its head, she told a local news station.

Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran believes the gator she found on her family ranch along the Trinity River in Goodrich, Texas, is responsible for her miniature horse who went missing three years ago, she told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV.

The gator likely ate the horse, which was about the size of a Labrador retriever, she said.

On Monday, Cochran shot the gator in the same pond where her grandson killed one in 2009, the Houston Chronicle reported. He was only 5 years old at the time, the Chronicle reported.

"One shot in the head and he went under," Cochran said of her kill. "Typically, they'll do a death roll and roll over and over and over, but this one didn't."

The alligator, which measured in a 12 feet and 580 pounds, was taken to a local taxidermist. Cochran plans to mount its head and tail in her office, make boots from its hide and eat the meat, she said.

Residents in Polk County are only permitted to kill alligators 20 days out of the year, according to KTRK-TV. The gator must be baited and caught before it's killed, the station reported.

This year was full of firsts for Cochran, according to KTRK-TV. She was elected as mayor in May, became a great-grandmother for the first time earlier this month and can now call herself a killer of predators.

"Don't mess with Nana," she said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MASONTOWN, Pa.) -- The gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvania courthouse Wednesday afternoon was scheduled for a hearing on assault charges he received weeks ago, according to authorities.

Four people were shot at the municipal building that houses the Fayette County Magistrate Court in Masontown, Pennsylvania, a spokesperson for the Fayette County Emergency Management told ABC News.

The gunman entered the lobby shortly after 2 p.m. and began shooting with a handgun, said Lt. Steven Dowlin, station commander of the Pennsylvania Police Department's Troop B, which handles Fayette County.

Police officers from the Masontown Borough Police Department and German Township Police Department then entered the lobby, and Masontown Police Sgt. R. Scott Miller was shot after he engaged the gunman, Dowlin said.

After Miller took cover, the gunman continued into the building and shot two males and one female, said Fayette County District Attorney Rich Bower. At the time, several people were in the courtroom, including Fayette County Magisterial District Judge Daniel Shimshock, his staff, an assistant district attorney, several defense attorneys and multiple police officers, Bower said. But, the gunman never made it inside the room.

A German township police officer then shot the gunman multiple times, killing him, Dowlin said. He was pronounced dead at the scene but was not identified pending next of kin.

The suspect was scheduled for his hearing on charges of strangulation, aggravated assault and simple assault from an incident that occurred a few weeks ago, Bower said. He had an order of protection issued against him as a result of the strangulation charge, the district attorney added.

All four of the injured were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, Dowlin said. Miller is currently recovering in the hospital in good condition, Bower said.

More people would have been lost had it not been for the "rapid" response of the officers, Dowlin said.

Although Shimshock's office is located in the building, neither he or any of his staff were targets of the shooting, Bower said. There were 30 to 40 cases scheduled for hearings that day, Bower said.

More than a dozen police officers surrounded the building in the aftermath of the shooting, aerial footage shot by ABC Pittsburgh affiliate WTAE-TV showed. The entrance of the building was cordoned off with yellow police tape, and the glass on the front door appeared to be broken.

A medical helicopter could be seen hovering nearby, waiting to airlift possible patients to the hospital.

A witness told WTAE-TV that a man opened fire on a woman running across the street.

Broadwater said the number of shootings in the areas are "getting out of hand," referencing a mass shooting that occurred in January in Fayette County and a potential shooting at Uniontown High School that was thwarted.

A nearby school was placed on lockdown in the aftermath of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.


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WKOW(MIDDLETON, Wisconsin) -- Three people were shot and injured in a workplace shooting in Middleton, Wisc., on Wednesday morning, a city about 6 miles outside of Madison.

The suspect was shot by officers after the incident at WTS Paradigm, a software company, Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke said at a news conference.

The victims and suspect have been taken to area hospitals, police said.

Middleton police initially advised residents to lock their doors and stay inside. Police later declared that no other suspects are outstanding and the public is no longer in danger.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted, "We are closely following this situation. Our thanks go out to first responders on the scene."

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Flagler County Sheriff(PALM COAST, Fla.) -- It might have seemed like his lucky day when packages of marijuana washed ashore on a Florida beach on Sept. 13, but a man who allegedly took a "brick" of the drug and hid it in his car has been arrested, according to police.

Over the course of two days, a total of 100 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags were seen floating ashore on the beaches of Flagler and Volusia Counties, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses told police a man named Robert Kelley was attempting to open the bundles of marijuana and "steal" individual packages, according to a police statement.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a "brick" of marijuana weighing about 11 pounds wrapped in a brown towel in Kelley's trunk, the statement said.

“Robert originally said he did not take the brick from inside the bundle and stated it was individually separated from the bundle when it washed ashore,” Deputy Jayd Capela said in an affidavit.

“When Kelley was asked why he had not alerted law enforcement immediately, he stated he did not alert [Flagler County Sheriff's Office] because he did not know if the sheriff’s office was going to come or not,” police said.

The suspected narcotics tested positive for marijuana, police said in the statement, and Kelley was arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana.

“Others were attempting to do the same thing,” police said in the statement. However, the search for these suspects has been suspended, as the investigation was handed over to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, according to FCSO Public Affairs Officer Shannon Martin.

Kelley, who was transported to Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility on Sept. 13, was released on $2,500 bond. His arraignment is set for Oct. 29, 2018.

ABC News could not reach Kelley for comment.

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WISN(WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin) -- A U.S. Postal worker who was recently terminated from her job has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and checks from over 6,000 greeting cards.

Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, who had started working with USPS in early 2015 pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to stealing mail — and the money within — between April 1, 2017 and Jan. 25, 2018.

Smith was assigned to deliver mail in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on March 28, 2017. A few months later, in August, USPS customers in her designated zip codes began complaining about not receiving greeting cards in the mail, according to Smith's plea agreement.

Following an investigation where Smith was identified as the carrier who would be responsible for this mail, a USPS supervisor placed a blue envelope in a container meant for residents on Smith's route. Within the envelope, there was a greeting card with a $20 bill inside, as well as a transmitter that would signal when the envelope was opened, the plea agreement said.

While under surveillance, the USPS supervisor also observed Smith looking through trays assigned to other delivery routes, removing greeting cards from them, and then placing them in her own tray. Soon after, Smith left to deliver the mail — including the blue envelope — along her route, the agreement said. When she arrived at the address written on the blue envelope, the transmitter activated, indicating that the envelope had been opened.

This is when investigating postal agents approached Smith, who was standing outside of her vehicle, and read Smith her rights. Then they located the envelope, which no longer had the $20 bill, and allowed Smith to retrieve the money from her purse. The serial number matched the one that they had planted in the blue envelope, the agreement said.

Postal authorities also found 31 other greeting cards inside a USPS satchel on the passenger side floor of Smith's USPS vehicle, as well as 23 greeting cards and a Starbucks gift card from between the front seats, according to the agreement. Additionally, they found a roll of tape and letter openers in the driver's side door.

Smith said that she began stealing the cash when she began her route in the Washington Highlands and that she would steal mail about one to two days per week in order to pay bills and take care of her four children, the agreement said.

In all, she said she began stealing an estimated $40 a week from customer's mail, but that later on she began stealing $50 to $100 a week. She also admitted to using the tape to reseal some of the greeting cards that she opened.

Smith's lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC News.

Smith was terminated earlier this year, according to Jeff Arney, assistant special agent in charge and public information officer for the Great Lakes Area Field Office of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.

“The vast majority of U.S. Postal Service personnel are dedicated, hard-working public servants dedicated to moving mail to its proper destination, [and] who would never consider engaging in any form of criminal behavior,” Arney said in a statement. “This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated. When a postal employee betrays that trust of the American people, the special agents in the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, vigorously investigate these matters as we did in this instance and work with local, state and federal prosecutors to hold accountable those employees who violate that public trust.”

As for the cards, he told ABC News that the ones the agents found would be sent to their original recipients, and that anyone who wishes to claim something that was lost due to Smith can ask for restitution through the court process.

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iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for the founder of a controversial 3D-printed gun company in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a minor, according to Texas authorities.

Suspect Cody Wilson, 30, owns Defense Distributed, which sells blueprints for producing plastic firearms using 3D printers.

The alleged victim, an unnamed girl younger than 17, told a counselor she’d had sex with Wilson Aug. 15, 2018, in an Austin hotel before he paid her $500, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed Wednesday in Travis County District Court.

The counselor then called the Austin Police Department, authorities said.

He is not in custody at this point, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE-TV reported.

ABC News is attempting to reach Wilson.

Wilson is a self-described "crypto-anarchist" at the center of a fierce legal battle over whether Americans should be able to print guns that would be unregulated and untraceable.

After Wilson in 2013 successfully fired a bullet from the world’s first 3D-printed handgun and posted its design online, the video got nearly half a million views, and the design was downloaded nearly 100,000 times. After a few days, the link was terminated by law enforcement officials.

Years of litigation followed, leading to a settlement in July allowing Wilson to re-release the gun’s downloadable blueprints, giving anyone with access to a 3D printer the ability to create their own so-called “ghost guns” – unregulated unregistered and untraceable firearms.

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WJXX(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- A high school student in Florida was shot on his way to the bus stop Wednesday morning and is now in the hospital undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

The 17-year-old boy was walking towards the bus stop around 6:15 a.m. when a black vehicle approached and opened fire on him, hitting him once, the sheriff's department said during a press conference Wednesday.

The student was able to get on the bus and the bus driver brought him to a local hospital, the sheriff's department wrote on Twitter. Authorities said the driver's quick thinking was "very" important and "likely saved his life."

The shooter is still at large and police said they are not aware if the student was able to give a description of the suspect.

School police and the sheriff's office are investigating the incident and the boy's parents are being contacted, ABC affiliate WJXX in Jacksonville reported.

The other 21 students on the bus are also being questioned by police, WJXX reported. During questioning, two of the students were "uncooperative" and one student tried to grab a police officer's taser and was tased, WJXX reported, citing Duval County School Board officials. The tased student was taken to the hospital, according to WJXX, and both "uncooperative" students will be arrested.

In the statement posted on Twitter, the sheriff's department declined to comment further on the "secondary incident" on the bus and said it was not related to the shooting.

The Duval County School Board did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW BERN, N.C.) -- Florence is a "storm like no other" and its deadly flooding means "a long road ahead" for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper said at a joint news conference with President Donald Trump Wednesday.

"Thank you, Mr. President, for coming to North Carolina as our rescue and recovery continues," Cooper said. "Our state took a gut punch, Mr. President, and our people are still reeling," as farmers lose crops, roads remain blocked off and residents lose their homes.

"We have never seen one like this," Cooper added. "This one has been epic, it has been disastrous and it has been widespread.

"We've got a long road ahead... to make sure we build back to where we need to be," Cooper continued. "I'm asking you, sir, for your help every step of the way."

Trump promised, "Whatever we have to do at the federal level, we will be there."

At least 37 people, including several young children, have died from Florence, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to the Carolinas.

Many rivers are still rising and some are in major or record flood stage.

Trump called Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country."

To those who lost loved ones, Trump said, "America grieves with you ... we're with you all the way."

The hurricane prompted widespread evacuations and about 10,000 people remain in shelters, the governor said.

Officials distributed goods Tuesday including food, water and tarps to Wilmington, North Carolina, residents who lined up in cars and on foot.

Among those in line were Robert and Karen Foster, whose ceiling collapsed during the storm.

"Everybody's closed, so we're hoping we can at least get a tarp here, maybe two," Karen Foster told ABC News.

Through tears, she said she has survived hurricanes Floyd in 1999 and Matthew in 2016 but "this has been the absolute worst one."

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ABC News(DRAPER, Utah) -- Wanda Barzee, one of Elizabeth Smart's former captors, has been released from prison, much to Smart's surprise and disappointment.

Barzee was released from the Draper Prison in Draper, Utah, Wednesday morning, Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said.

She will have 72 hours to report to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, according to department spokesman Eric Anderson. She will be on a supervised release for five years.

Barzee's release comes after the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said it had miscalculated the time Barzee, 72, was supposed to serve in prison, The Associated Press reported.

Smart was 14 when she was kidnapped in 2002 from her Salt Lake City home and held as a prisoner by Barzee and her husband Brian David Mitchell. She was rescued in 2003.

Smart, 30, said in a news conference last week that Barzee saw her as a slave, and called her a "handmaiden." She added that Barzee not only assisted in her abduction but would sit next to -- and encourage -- Mitchell as he raped her.

"She did appalling things while I was in captivity," Smart said. "I know the depth of her depravity."

Smart was shocked to find out that her captor would be released from prison so soon, saying last week, "I would urge the powers that be and anyone who works under them to really strongly reconsider this situation, to look at all the facts, look at her mental status, and see if they really and honestly truly feel that she is no longer a threat."

Barzee, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Smart, was previously scheduled to be released in 2024, and the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole denied her an early parole at a hearing in June.

But Barzee was convicted on both state and federal charges, and her attorney, Scott Williams, argued that time she had already served in federal prison must be credited toward her state conviction, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune. The board agreed and moved up her release date last week.

"The Board has heard concerns and requests to reconsider releasing Wanda Barzee," the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said in a statement last week. "This is not an early release or a discretionary release. On September 19, Ms. Barzee will have spent 15 years in custody, which is the maximum amount of time allowed by her state conviction and sentence. Ms. Barzee cannot legally be held in the Utah State prison beyond the length of her sentence."

Mitchell, meanwhile, is serving a life sentence, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Poweshiek County Sheriffs Office(BROOKLYN, Iowa) -- The accused killer of Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts appeared in court Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, one month after he was arrested for allegedly killing the 20-year-old college student.

Tibbetts, a rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, disappeared on July 18 while jogging in her rural farming town of Brooklyn, a close-knit community of about 1,500 residents.

Her disappearance garnered national attention and state and federal investigators were soon asked to join the case.

On Aug. 21, her alleged killer, 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera, was arrested after authorities said he led them to the college student's body in a farm field.

Tibbetts died from multiple sharp force injuries, according to her autopsy.

Rivera was charged with first-degree murder.

Rivera is an undocumented immigrant and his arrest renewed debate over America's immigration system.

On the day of Rivera's arrest, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a statement, “We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can bring justice to Mollie’s killer."

But Tibbetts' father said his daughter wouldn't want to be the face of an immigration debate and he begged for the family to be allowed to grieve privately.

"Please leave us out of your debate," Rob Tibbetts wrote in a guest column in The Des Moines Register. “I’m tired of my family being abused ... We want Mollie to die with dignity.”

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Victorville Police Department(SAN BERNADINO, Calif.) -- Police in Southern California arrested a 20-year-old man and two teenage boys this week after they allegedly scammed people in a fake funeral scheme.

Richard Navarrete, of San Bernardino, California, and two unidentified 14-year-olds were taken into custody on Monday after they allegedly accepted cash donations for the funeral of a young boy who they falsely claimed had died, authorities said.

The suspects were allegedly accepting donations near a highway in Victorville, California, just north of San Bernardino, when a police officer initiated a “pedestrian check” and launched an investigation, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said in a statement.

Officers said they had water bottles with cash donations inside and were holding handwritten signs that read: "Funeral Donations," "Anything is a blessing" and "RIP Johnny," police said in a statement.

Authorities have released photographs from their investigation because “it is believed other victims exist,” the statement said.

“Through investigation, deputies discovered the boy was not deceased and was in fact the son of Navarrete’s friend,” the department said in a statement. “Each of the subjects had water bottles containing money that had been donated as a result of the fraudulent signs.”

Police interviewed one of the alleged victims near the scene and are searching for others who may have fallen victim to the scam, according to the statement.

The suspects are facing charges of theft by false pretenses, the department said. It’s unclear if they have obtained attorneys.

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Google Maps(MULLINS, S.C.) -- Two female mental patients chained in the back of a county sheriff’s van drowned when the vehicle in which they were traveling was overcome by floodwaters, police said.

The deputies who were transporting the two women to a different facility in South Carolina were saved, local law enforcement officials told ABC News late Tuesday.

The two women have not yet been identified.

The pair of Horry County Sheriff’s deputies who were in the van tried to extricate the patients, but, due to rapidly rising floodwaters, were unable to open the van's doors to reach the shackled women, according to a statement from County Sheriff Phillip Thompson. Rescue teams responded in time to save the deputies.

The coroner in neighboring Marion County confirmed the two deceased patients were female, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident, according to the statement.

"Tonight's incident is a tragedy,” Thompson said in the statement. "Just like you, we have questions we want answered. We are fully cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event."

According to ABC affiliate WPDE, the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health, which runs multiple facilities in the region.

The van was traveling west on Highway 76 into neighboring Marion County when floodwaters overcame the vehicle.

The incident happened in the area of the Little Pee Dee River, which branches off from the Lumber River, in Mullins, South Carolina. The Lumber River overflowed its banks following the record rains dumped by Hurricane Florence.

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@FayettevillePD/Twitter(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- North Carolina's governor on Tuesday pleaded with residents to remain in shelters until flooding from Florence recedes.

"I know it was hard to leave home, and it's even harder to wait and wonder whether you have a home to go back to," Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference. "But please, for your safety ... do not try to return home yet."

Roads remain dangerous and creeks and rivers continue to rise, he added.

About 10,000 people are still in shelters and over 4,000 people have been rescued since the deadly storm made landfall on Friday.

In North Carolina, more than 1,000 roads remain closed, drenched by the powerful storm.

In South Carolina, one bridge was so weak that it gave out under a semi-truck Monday.

Getting food to people stranded by rising waters is also a problem.

"We have no way of getting food for ourselves or the animals," one trapped resident told ABC News. "Power is not gonna come back for awhile. Our road is washed out."

On Tuesday, Officials in Wilmington distributed goods including food, water and tarps to residents who lined up in cars and on foot.

Among those in line were Robert and Karen Foster, whose ceiling collapsed during the storm. The couple has already lived through hurricanes Floyd and Matthew.

"Everybody's closed, so we're hoping we can at least get a tarp here, maybe two," Karen Foster said.

"This has been the absolute worst one," she added. "And it's because it just sat over us for so long and dropped so much water."

Four mass feeding kitchens are operating across the state, and more are expected to be established, officials said Tuesday.

More crews are now assigned to debris removal and some ports will be open Wednesday for ferries to deliver needed supplies, officials added.

At least 32 people are dead, including several young children, as a result of the storm, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to the Carolinas.

Florence dropped about 8.04 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina, the National Weather Service said Tuesday, citing "the unofficial, radar-estimated storm total rainfall."

Rainfall totals in North Carolina and South Carolina have set new records from a tropical cyclone, with 35 inches and 23 inches respectively.

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KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- Police said they are investigating whether hazing could have played a role in the sudden death of a 20-year-old University of California Riverside student this weekend.

Tyler Hilliard died after going to a nearby mountain with other members and pledges of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, according to his mother, Myeasha Kimble.

Kimble said her son, who was a business major at UC Riverside, was excited to pledge Alpha Phi Alpha this year.

Alpha Phi Alpha "is one of the oldest Greek fraternities and it's a black organization. Martin Luther King was a part of that organization," Kimble told ABC News. "He did his research. He felt that this was a good fit for him because this organization appeared to be involved in community service."

On Saturday night, Hilliard went with other fraternity pledges to Mount Rubidoux, ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported. Medical aid was called to Mount Rubidoux around 9 p.m. Saturday, and Hilliard was taken to a hospital where he was alert and talking to staff, Riverside Police spokesman Ryan Railsback told ABC News.

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"When I got to the hospital I asked one of the pledgemasters, the ones that leads the pledges ... he said that they were about to start their hike at Mount Rubidoux and Tyler was complaining of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing," Kimble said.

Then Hilliard collapsed and the fraternity members called 911, Kimble said.

From the hospital, Hilliard's family called the Riverside Police early Sunday, saying they were suspicious about why Hilliard had ended up in the hospital and that hazing was possibly involved, Railsback said.

"There were texts in my son's phone in regards to paddling," Kimble explained. "There were also text messages on the phone where he was getting hit with a cactus."

Hilliard then went into medical distress, Railsback said. He was taken to intensive care and died.

Kimble and the rest of his family are now left searching for answers.

"He was kind, he was sweet ... he had a bright future ahead of him," Kimble said. "He was loving to everyone he came across... he was just a good person, a good son. He never gave his father and I any problems whatsoever."

While Hilliard's autopsy report is still pending, police are "conducting an investigation as a suspicious death at this point," Railsback said. "We are looking into concerns the family has about possible hazing."

UC Riverside said in a statement that the "community grieves the loss of our student Tyler Hilliard."

"We’ve shared our condolences and offer of support with Tyler’s family and have made counseling services available to students, faculty, or staff who knew him," the school said. "UCR Student Affairs and UCPD are collaborating with the Riverside Police Department to determine the circumstances regarding Tyler’s passing."

Meanwhile, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's corporate headquarters said it has suspended all activities at its UC Riverside chapter.

The fraternity is "deeply saddened" to learn of Hilliard's death and is investigating along with the university, the fraternity said.

"Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. does not condone and strictly prohibits any illegal acts, including hazing in any form, whether physical or mental, as a term or condition of membership in the organization," the fraternity said in a statement Monday. "Any member found violating the fraternity’s anti-hazing policy will be immediately suspended with a recommendation for expulsion."

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Orange County District Attorney(LOS ANGELES) -- An orthopedic surgeon who has appeared on a reality-TV dating show and his purported girlfriend have been accused of drugging and raping at least two women.

Dr. Grant William Robicheaux, who has appeared on the Bravo series "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male," and Cerissa Laura Riley were arrested last week and are facing multiple felony charges in California.

The two alleged victims have contacted investigators, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.

Beyond that, prosecutors have found "thousands" of videos on Robicheaux's phone that are now being examined in which "women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated beyond the ability to consent or resist," Rackauckas said.

"Based on this evidence, we believe there might be many unidentified victims out there," he added.

Riley is "purported to be" Robicheaux's girlfriend and the pair used "their good looks and charm" to disarm victims, Rackauckas said.

"We've all heard of a wolf dressed up in sheep's clothing but a wolf can wear scrubs or doctors clothing or a wolf can be a beautiful woman," he added.

The pair traveled to festivals like Burning Man in Nevada and events in Palm Springs, California, the District Attorney's office said Tuesday, calling for any possible victims to contact investigators.

"We don't know how many victims there might be out there," Rackauckas said, adding that the Medical Board of California has opened an investigation.

Both Robicheaux, 38, and Riley, 31, are facing felony charges of rape by use of drugs, oral sex using a controlled substance, assault with intent to commit a sexual offense and possession of controlled substances.

Robicheaux is also facing charges relating to possession of an assault weapon and a sentencing enhancement related to that weapon possession, while Riley faces a sentencing enhancement for being knowingly vicariously armed with a firearm.

In one of the two known cases, the pair allegedly met with a woman at a bar in April 2016 and invited her to a boat party in Newport Beach. The pair then took her to Robicheaux's apartment where she was raped, authorities allege.

That victim, identified only as Jane Doe 1, contacted police the next day and tested positive for multiple controlled substances, authorities said.

In October 2016, Jane Doe 2 drank alcohol with the pair until she was "no longer conscious" and then they took her to Robicheaux's apartment where she was sexually assaulted with intent to commit rape, Rackauckas said.

When she allegedly awoke in the apartment, he added, she screamed for help until a neighbor called police.

They were arrested at Robicheaux's residence Sept. 12 and both posted bail for $100,000 each. Robicheaux stands to spend 40 years in prison and Riley faces 30 years and eight months in prison, if convicted. They are slated to appear in court next month. ABC News is attempting to reach them for comment.

"People often assume that rapists are creepy, scary men who lunge out from hiding amongst bushes and attack unsuspecting women,” Rackauckas said. “The reality is that rapists come in all socioeconomic groups, of any background.”

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