SHOCKING: You won't believe what this guy did!
In the video, Joshua James can be seen paying for his order. Then, as the female cashier turns her back momentarily to get change, James is seen tossing what turned out to be a 3.5 foot alligator through the drive-thru window and driving away.
The Wendy's employee first appears to be smiling at the reptile. It wasn't until she probably realized it was real that she got spooked and eased her way to the ledge of the drive-thru window before escaping.
James was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, illegal possession of an alligator, and petty theft. After posting bail, he was legally banned from all Wendy's restaurants and is forbidden from contact with any animals except his dog. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and to avoid possessing any weapons -- whether those with two feet or none.
He apologized for what he did and said he was just being stupid when he pulled the stunt. He claimed he's an outdoorsy person who often grabs whatever he can catch, whether snakes, lizards, or any other kind of reptile. He told officials he found the alligator on the side of the road and spontaneously decided to toss it into the restaurant.
James's actions are appalling. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Who in their right mind would do such a thing? The first thing that came to mind when I read this story was that the guy needs help. It's a good thing he was asked to submit to a mental health exam.
It just goes to show you that people continue to pull all sorts of shenanigans these days. If they're not having sex on the beach, they're dressing up as creepy clowns or tossing alligators through windows. I can't imagine what they'll dream up next.