Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

Published: February 15, 2016
SHARES
Email
James faces charges of aggravated assault, and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator. PHOTO: THERAKYATPOST

James faces charges of aggravated assault, and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator. PHOTO: THERAKYATPOST

FLORIDA: A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn’t expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron.

Austrian radio jockey punished for playing ‘Last Christmas’ 24 times

Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had wanted to play a practical joke on a friend working at the Wendy’s restaurant in Royal Palm Beach when he decided to hurl the reptile into the building, his parents told local broadcaster WPTV.

“It was a stupid prank,” Linda James said.

James faces charges of aggravated assault, and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator, WPTV said. The incident took place in October.

James found the 3-foot alligator on the side of the road and led the reptile into his truck, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report cited by the station.

He drove to the Wendy’s restaurant and placed an order, received a drink at the drive-thru window, and then threw the alligator through the opening, it said.

Racy night with handcuffs lands Arkansas man in handcuffs, again

The report contains a photo of the alligator sitting on the floor of the restaurant, WPTV reported.

The alligator was released back into the wild.

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in Life & Style