Man arrested after throwing iguana at restaurant manager

A man was arrested after pulling an iguana from underneath his sweatshirt and throwing it at a restaurant manager.

Arnold J Teeter, 49, entered a branch of Perkins in Painesville in Canada and lay down in a booth, according to police.

He threw a menu at a waitress and then, when confronted by the restaurant manager, “pulled an iguana from under his sweatshirt and began swinging the animal over his head in a circular motion”.

He then threw the lizard at the manager, narrowly missing him and sending the reptile sliding across the floor.

Police were called and, after watching restaurant video footage of the incident, later caught up with Teeter nearby.

The iguana was taken in by a local humane society (Painesville Police Department/PA)

The man attempted to dodge officers by running into traffic, police said, but when they finally arrested him they found a 2ft (61cm) iguana under his jumper.

He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and cruelty to animals, while the iguana was taken in by Lake County Humane Society.

The iguana was found to have a leg bone fracture which will need surgery to repair.

- Press Association

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