Resident Mary Wischhusen, 77, was on her way to the bathroom at around 3:30 a.m. when she heard a loud crash and discovered her unwelcome house guest, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
“All I had was a vision of a huge head,” Wischhusen told the news outlet. “A big head looking at me saying, ‘Hey!’ ”
The elderly woman locked herself in her bedroom while officers and trappers arrived.
“I don’t know why he wanted my red wine, but he got my red wine,” Wischhusen said of the gator.