A man who allegedly threw an alligator through a fast food drive through window as a “prank” in southern Florida now faces criminal charges.
Authorities say Joshua James, who is in his 20's, threw the gator through the window last October as a joke on a friend who was working at the Wendy’s restaurant in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Although the incident happened last year, James was taken into custody this week.
“It was a stupid prank,” his mother, Linda James, said.
James now faces charges of aggravated assault and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator.
According to investigators, James found the one-meter-long reptile along the side of the road and put it in his truck.
Then, he went to Wendy’s, ordered a drink and then tossed the gator through the window, they said.
The gator was later released into the wild.