Bizarre Drive-Through Encounter: “Want Fries with that Alligator?”

Florida resident Joshua James is 23 going on 12.  The consummate practical joker tossed a 3.5 foot alligator through the window of a Wendy’s drive-through last October.  At least I hope it was a practical joke and not some kind of militant vegan political statement.  Know who’s not laughing?  The cops!  They just collared this funny guy on Monday, proving the law has a long memory when it comes to cases of asinine immaturity.

James is stuck in the clink, unable to make bail on a variety of charges, including: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft (not sure if the theft refers to the gator or the fast food).

According to sources:  “Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James pulled up for his order, and after a server handed a drink and turned around, James tossed the 3 1/2-foot gator into the drive-through window.”

While James is cooling his heels, animal (and hamburger) lovers will be pleased to know: Following the incident, the alligator was released into a nearby canal, according to WPTV.



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