Alligator in Wendy's (courtesy latimes.com)

“Joshua James, 24, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials say he threw a 3 1/2-foot-long alligator through a Wendy’s drive-through window in Palm Beach County in October,” latimes.com reports. “He’s also charged with illegally possessing an alligator and petty theft. Bail was set Tuesday at $6,000, and James was ordered to have no contact with animals . . . James mother, Linda James, told WPTV that her son’s actions were a ‘stupid prank.'”

43 Responses to Ban Alligators!

  1. I’d say stupid prank was a good choice of words. If the gator had had a gun it wouldn’t have been subjected to a kidnapping and assualt.

    #gatorlivesmatter

  2. 24 yr. MAN, not a kid! His mom might need some growing up! Son way too old to be doing pranks. Let him sit in jail until he can come up with bale bond money on his own

  3. Assault with deadly weapon is a bullshit charge for that. If he’d have thrown it into a toddlers playpen, like it was flash-bang or something, then I could see that charge applying.

  4. Illegally possessing an alligator? Are they on the NFA list now as well? Or is this only alligators shorter than 16 inches.

  5. We fired our cannons till the barrel melted down so we grabbed an alligator and fired another round,we filled his mouth with cannon balls and powdered his behind and when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.
    Always loved the use use of alligators as weapons!
    Being from R.I. its a treat to see them now that i live in FL….flol

  6. Florida residents while reading a strange news story: “Please don’t be Florida, please don’t be Florida, please don’t be DAMN IT it is Florida.”

    • A lot of the crap of the US just settles down to the lowest point of the country which is Florida. A bunch of scumbags one step in front of the repo men and general losers in life just keep floating their way towards the most remote place they cann flee and that’s Florida. Mix in the retired cotton heads, the fantasy world of Disney, the transient nature of a large segment of folks and you got a real toxic brew.

      Moved thete for the first 4 years of my career a and pretty much spent most of my time figuring on a way to get the heck out.

  7. If you’re going to be arrested, might as well go all-in for it. At least he has something interesting to say in response to the “what are you in for?” question.

  8. So, the Pennsylvania game warden called the West Virginia game warden and told him “we have a WV possum up here in Pa.” The WV game warden asked “How do you know it is a WV possum.” The Pa warden tells the WV warden “Because it got caught in a trap chewed off three of its legs and it’s still caught.”

  9. I’m just imagining the commercial with the redhead about to chomp down on a flat drippy Wendy burger when out of nowhere this freaked out gator starts tearing through the dining area and panic ensues.

    Then the old slogan appears, ” You know when it’s real”.

  10. Actually this should have been a DGU of the day! I read it and thought, Thank god it’s not Alabama! At least they did not charge him with Terrorist threat – bio-weapon. If the cop only had a koran to throw down!

  11. First, dang…all the nuts roll down hill.

    But really, it’s a BS charge. A 3 1/2 foot gator is mean as hell, but not deadly. I caught a 5 /2 footer in the water, alive and he threw the hook about 20 seconds after I grabbed him. He was very, very angry with me, and very very bitey. I pulled him to the shore and shot him. (I have nuisance tags.) I live mounted the little guy and now he proudly guards my game meat freezer.

  12. At least it wasn’t California. Your gator can’t have more than 10 teeth, and must not have certain features such as legs, a tail, or jaws that can be opened without a tool.

    God forbid a ghost gator. Far too dangerous.

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