NYDailyNews A young Florida man’s scaly prank has landed him in jail after it was determined that the reptile he threw into a fast food drive-thru window was a deadly weapon. Joshua James, 23, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon and illegally capturing an alligator after throwing the cold-blooded creature into a Royal Palm Beach Wendy’s. He allegedly picked up the animal off the side of the road before maneuvering the three and a half footer from the back of his car to the cashier’s area and saying see ya later to the gator. His mother told WPTV that her son is not violent and that the alligator was part of a joke aimed at his friend who works at the Wendy’s. “He’s a prankster. He does stuff like this because he thinks it’s funny,” she said. James, who was given his drink before the gator fling and fly, is also charged with petit larceny. The reptile was not injured and was released into a nearby canal. Assault with a deadly weapon is a third degree felony in Florida, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison.
This sounds more like a terribly thought out prank by an idiot than assault with a deadly weapon, after Joshua James found an alligator on the side of the road, and decided to throw the creature through the drive thru window of a Wendy’s. This act was clearly not done with the malicious intent to injure someone who was working at the Wendy’s, but it could have happened if the alligator bit an employee, and not thinking of those consequences makes Joshua James more of a dumbass than a criminal who committed assault with a deadly weapon. Only in Florida!
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