Joshua James, 23, the Jupiter man who threw a live alligator through a Wendy’s drive-thru window in October of last year, has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges in his case.
Joshua has agreed to allow Palm Beach County Judge Barry Cohen to decide his sentence in an open plea to the court, defense attorney Dean Merton told the judge Friday morning.
Judge Cohen set Joshua’s sentencing for the 31st May 2016.
The end to the case comes just three months after Joshua’s arrest in connection with the incident he said was just a prank.
Surveillance-camera footage and a credit-card record led the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to Joshua. Just after 1 am on the 11th October, 2015, to a white four-door pickup truck pulled into a 7-Eleven gas station in Royal Palm Beach near Southern and Crestwood, according to the FWC.
The driver, later identified as Joshua, climbed out of the truck through the driver’s window instead of the door, officials wrote. He was wearing jeans and a backward hat, and an unidentified male talked outside the truck while James pumped gas and appeared to keep looking at something inside it, according to security footage mentioned in the FWC report.
FWC workers were able to subdue the alligator at the restaurant and tape its mouth shut. They later released the animal at a nearby canal.
Source: Palm Beach Post
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