LOVE this one. A Florida (obviously) bro (24) was arrested for literally hurling a live, three and a half foot alligator into a Wendy’s drive thru window. The original story is really a must read from start to finish but here are some highlights.
“Investigators identified Joshua James, of Jupiter, Fla., as the man who tossed the 3½-foot reptile into a Wendy’s last fall, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report.
He faces three charges related to the incident: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; unlawful sale, possession or transporting of an alligator; and petty theft. James, 24, was taken into custody and booked into the Palm Beach County Detention Center on Monday, as first reported by NBC affiliate WPTV.
The driver, wearing a baseball hat backward, arrived at the drive-through window to receive a large drink just before 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, according to the report’s summary of surveillance footage.
“While the attendant has her back to the window and is at her register, the male driver reaches across the inside of his vehicle in the passenger area and throws an alligator from his vehicle into the drive through window,” the report reads.”…….
A judge on Tuesday ordered James to stay away from all Wendy’s restaurants, to avoid possessing any weapons, to get a mental health evaluation and to limit his contact with animals to his mother’s dog, according to WPTV.
James’s parents described him to the TV station as an outdoorsman and harmless prankster, adding that he viewed famous crocodile hunter and conservationist Steve Irwin as an idol.
Ed and Linda James told the station that their son was pranking a Wendy’s employee whom he knew.
“It was just a stupid prank that he did that’s now turning into this; it’s stupid,” his mother told WPTV. “He’s a prankster. He does stuff like this because he thinks it’s funny.””
LOL. Hilarious! Glad to see there are still some people out there with a sense of humor. Would have never thought of something so fresh and original, probably would have went with the overly cliche drive thru hijinks of saying ridiculous shit to the big machine and then got served a nice homemade batch of boogers and cum. The charges suck but hey it’s a great story down the road. The punchline, “and then i threw an alligator!…” will never ever get old or fail to impress somebody. Also, gotta love the judges orders following the incident.
- Do not hit up Wendy’s (probably a good idea for your overall well being anyway).
- Do not possess a weapon (probably good for other people’s overall well being and most likely yours too).
- Get a mental health evaluation (because you picked up a live alligator with your hands and threw it into a restaurant).
- Don’t be around animals (because you picked up a live alligator with your hands and threw it into a restaurant).
Major keys right there. The only part that remains unknown is the friend’s (person he was trying to prank) reaction. Was he like “Ha! Dude you got me!” ? That’s really the only approach you can take here, guy’s already in enough trouble with the law, no need to pile it on and call him names like stupid, numbskull, or even psychopath. Just gotta laugh it off and move on with life, glad nobody was hurt besides my knee from slapping it so hard!
You can check out the original article right here: