Stupid Is, Stupid Does

A Guy Threw a Live Alligator Into a Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window

Florida definitely leads the country in stupid crimes, so it’s hard to call any particular incident a pure “Florida crime.” But if we had to, this might be it. 24-year-old Joshua James went to a Wendy’s drive-thru in Loxahatchee, Florida at around 1:20 A.M. back on October 11th. For some reason the story only came out now. And when the woman inside opened up the window to give him his drink, Joshua threw a live, three foot alligator inside. Apparently he’d found it on the side of the road on his way to Wendy’s, and picked it up. His parents eventually told the cops it was a prank because he was friends with one of the employees. But the cops didn’t care if it was a prank or not. He was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and he was arrested earlier this week. No one was hurt by the gator in the Wendy’s, and some wildlife officials wound up releasing it into a canal. Get more here.

Cops in California Caught a Criminal Thanks to a Box of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies, is there anything they can’t do? A task force on gangs tried to stop 31-year-old Joseph Kopff for a motorcycle code violation in Hemet, California last week, but he sped off. He wound up hitting 100 miles-an-hour, so the cops called off the chase for safety reasons. But as he was speeding away, they noticed he threw something in the bushes. And when they checked out what it was, they found a box of Thin Mints. There was even a note with a phone number on the box that said “call if you want more cookies.” So the cops called the number, found an adult who was helping sell the Girl Scout Cookies, and asked her if a guy on a motorcycle had just bought the Thin Mints. She said yes, and that she could identify him. Meanwhile, some other cops found the motorcycle at a trailer park, and took Joseph into custody because they were pretty sure he was the guy riding it. When the woman from the Girl Scouts confirmed they were right, he was arrested. Now he’s facing a charge of felony reckless evading. Get more here.


feature images via Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision

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