Man Charged with 'Deadly Weapon' Assault After Alligator Prank

Can you imagine having an alligator hauled at you in a fast-food restaurant? Well reports out of US Florida states that 24-year-old Joshua James threw a 3.5-foot alligator through a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru window in October. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set yesterday ( Feb 9th) at US$6,000.

Officials say the incident occurred at a Palm Beach County Wendy's. They say that, after an employee handed James his drink, he threw the alligator through the window and drove off. No one was hurt. James was arrested Monday ( Feb 8th).

James is also charged with illegally possessing an alligator and petty theft.

His mother had said that her son co-operated with officials and his actions were a "stupid prank".

The alligator was released into the wild.

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