Just another day in Florida, folks.
Dealing with shitty customers is bad enough, but something tells me that employees at the Royal Palm Beach Wendy’s didn’t really expect to deal with a live alligator. And yet, that’s exactly what happened.
You read that right: a live alligator ended up in a Wendy’s kitchen after 23-year-old Florida resident Joshua James threw the three-and-a-half foot-long alligator through the window, sending the entire kitchen into chaos.
It all started when James went to pick up his food at the drive-thru window, and then inexplicably threw the alligator through the window. Surveillance footage does capture James grabbing the reptile from behind his truck and tossing it in the kitchen. The photo below shows the alligator just hanging out at Wendy’s.
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James was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and boy is that one bizarre weapon. James did confess to the crime, explaining that he found the alligator on the side of the road because, you know, Florida.
According to James’ mom, this was intended to be a prank and her son isn’t a violent man:
“He’s a prankster,” his mother said. “He does stuff like this because he thinks it’s funny…I don’t even get that. Just a stupid prank that he did that’s now turning into this. Stupid.”
Fortunately the reptile did not hurt any employee, and it has even been released back into the canal.
And unfortunately for James, he hasn’t been released from jail as he hasn’t met his bail yet.