In response to signs warning of alligators in a Texas lake, 28-year-old Tommie Woodward said “F**k the alligators,” and jumped in anyway. Those were Tommie’s last words.

According to local Justice Rodney Price, Woodward first removed his shirt and took his wallet out of his pocket before getting into the lake. Because one should always remember to take precautions their valuables before voluntarily swimming in alligator-infested waters.

Witnesses say a woman followed Woodward into the water but returned to land unscathed.

Let this be a lesson: if you’re going to do something very stupid, don’t loudly shout your plans first. That’s how a story becomes international news, kids.