Man Throws Live Gator Into Drive-Thru Window

A Florida man is facing assault charges after authorities said he threw an alligator through an open Wendy's drive-thru window.

It happened back in October, but the suspect was only recently taken into custody.

Officials said 23-year-old Joshua James pulled up to the drive-thru for his order. After a server handed over a drink and turned around, James reportedly reached into the back of his truck and tossed the 3.5-foot gator through the window.

James is facing charges of aggravated assault and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator, according to Palm Beach County Jail records.

His parents said the incident was a harmless prank and it's being blown out of proportion. "He's not a bad kid. He's a stupid kid. He did a stupid prank," said Linda James, Joshua's mother. "He had no problem turning himself in."

Officials said James admitted to picking up the gator on the side of a nearby road and bringing it to the fast food restaurant.

The alligator was later released in a nearby canal.

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