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Burger, fries and a live gator? Florida customer tosses 3-foot reptile through drive-through

Joshua James
Joshua James

Gator isn’t on the menu. But a live one was inside a South Florida fast-food restaurant after a man tossed a three-foot reptile through a Wendy’s drive-through window.

Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, is now facing charges over the gator-tossing incident, which happened last fall near Loxahatchee, according to

State wildlife authorities say James pulled up to the window to place an order and then tossed the alligator, which he had in the back of his truck, inside the restaurant.

James was charged with unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator. The gator was released in a canal.