A Florida man has been arrested in connection with a bizarre incident that took place at a Wendy’s drive-through window. The Washington Post reports that Joshua James of Jupiter, Fla., is accused of throwing a live 3 1/2-foot alligator through the window.
“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,” the story reports. “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 story cites an incident report by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
“The driver, wearing a backwards baseball hat, 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,” The Post reports. The gator was eventually released into a nearby canal.