“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.'”
“Where’s my F-ing chicken nuggets!”
mmmm. tastes like chicken.
Nope. Taste like the bottom of a pond.
Nope. That would be catfish.
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.
We need to help out those poor forbidden possessor gators.
Florida. Some come to escape the cold. Others come to escape reality.
When I’m bored, I just google-image-search “Florida Man” or browse #FloridaMan. It never fails to entertain.
It’s spelled ‘Flori-Duh’…
The alligator was your first clue this took place in Florida but the fact that he threw it through a drive thru window removed all doubt. Well done Florida Man.
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
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.
Illegally possessing an alligator? Are they on the NFA list now as well? Or is this only alligators shorter than 16 inches.
Gator mouth was 16″, just didn’t meet the 26″ OAL requirement.
I’d venture a guess on them considering the number of teeth as being high capacity!
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
Good Old Johnny Horton. I loved that song as a kid.
Good thing this wasn’t an assault alligator. That is like a WMD.
Let the gator take orders in the drive thru…can’t do any worse than some places I’ve been.
SBR = snout barreled reptile
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.”
This sums it up precisely. We always know deep down.
We do. For me anymore it’s “please don’t be Tampa, please don’t be Tampa”.
I’ve had similar feeling when reading about wildfires…only it’s “please don’t let it be Colorado Springs…”
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.
Born there. I left and moved to Pennsylvania to get away from the Yankees.
Too bad he didn’t Mexican Carry it.
I wanna know is was the gator loaded, or was he Israeli carrying it?
I feel bad for the gator…we was just being a gator
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.
Watching too much Adult Swim?
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.”
I thought it was ALWAYS “West By God Virginy”
That gator was just turning its life around…
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”.
Open carry or concealed?
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!
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.
I SAID NO ONIONS…couldn’t resist as that is my pet peeve with Wendy’s.
Do not Ban alligators! Mennen Speed Stick works faster and leaves alligators smelling as fresh as a daisy.
Horrible. Just horrible.
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.