Angry Ohio restaurant patron threw iguana at manager: police
This photo provided by Painesville police shows an officer holding an iguana at the police station on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Painesville, Ohio. Police say an unruly customer at a restaurant pulled the iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say they apprehended the suspect a few blocks away in the city roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland. Authorities did not say what provoked the attack. (Painesville Police Department via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:20AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:12PM EDT
PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager.
Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northeast of Cleveland, on Tuesday. He laid down in a booth, threw a menu at a waitress then threw the lizard at the manager who tried to talk to him.
Authorities did not say what provoked the attack.
Records show bond has been set at $10,000 for 49-year-old Arnold Teeter. He's been charged with animal cruelty, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. It wasn't clear whether he has a lawyer.
Police say the iguana they named "Copper" has a fractured leg.