Hahn was scheduled to hold a press conference this evening.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reggie, illegally dumped in the lake by a former LAPD officer and another man sometime in early 2005, was first spotted in early August that year. A succession of gator wranglers were unsuccessful in their attempts to capture the abandoned pet, but their exploits drew hundreds of onlookers. For several weeks, residents showed up toting lawn chairs and binoculars to try to catch a glimpse of Harbor City’s live reality show. After 18 months of seclusion, Reggie reappeared early this month. Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn said that based on witnesses’ reports, Reggie may have grown to about 7 feet – a foot longer than before – and that the reptile’s head appeared to be larger. An alligator believed to be the elusive “Reggie” – who lived for two years in a murky lake in a Los Angeles park for two years, has reportedly been captured this afternoon. Officials said the alligator was spotted on dry land near Harbor Regional Park’s Lake Machado around 3:30 p.m. Park officials put a fence around the animal and, with the assistance of firefighters, was loaded into a truck for transport to the Los Angeles Zoo, said Fire Department spokeswoman D’Lisa Davies. More information was expected to be released this evening.