You could say this decision bit him in the @$$. Joshua James, 24, says he was driving along in Florida with a friend when he noticed an alligator on the side of the road. For some reason he thought it would be a good idea to scoop the animal up and toss it into his vehicle. Then another good idea came to mind: James could use the alligator to prank his friend, who worked at Wendy’s. So he pulled up to the drive-thru, and even after he realized it wasn’t his buddy working the window, he still threw the alligator inside. He’s now facing a host of charges, including assault with a deadly weapon. He’s also been ordered to stay away from Wendy’s.
Something about his story seems fishy. When a police officer told 76-year-old John Przybyla that he smelled like alcohol after pulling over his vehicle, Przybyla offered up quite the explanation. He said the stench was due to a meal of fish and chips he ate before getting in the car. Problem was, the officers didn’t believe him, so he was charged with his tenth drinking and driving offence. Not surprisingly, the jury didn’t buy the story either. He’s now facing up to 12.5 years in prison when he gets sentenced.
We can’t imagine how police found him. D’Andre Foster of St. Petersburg, Florida hailed a taxi earlier this month and asked the driver to pull over at an intersection. When the driver obeyed, Foster allegedly whipped out a gun and demanded cash. A struggle ensued, and Foster ended up running off empty handed. The only problem was that he left his wallet behind in the car, which included credit cards and Social Security information. Foster was jailed on Feb. 3 on a charge of armed robbery.
This is one baaa’d goat. When Indian Judge Hemant Ratre noticed a goat mucking around in his garden, he did something we’ve never heard of a judge doing before: he issued an arrest order for the animal. Both the goat and its owner were later taken into custody, and they’re now facing mischief and trespassing charges. “My goat has been brought to the police station. It ate up the flowers and vegetables on the lawn of the judge,” the owner said. They’ve both since been released on bail, and the goat is now tethered.
This ain’t no fiesta. In Midvale, Utah five taco carts have been robbed since Jan.5, with two of them having been hit twice. Police now believe there is one main suspect involved (who’s likely covered in tortilla crumbs by now), and the alleged robber only speaks Spanish to his victims before making off with the goods. All of the taco carts hit so far have been owned by the same family. The suspect is still at large.