(ONN) – Police northeast of Cleveland say a man accused of throwing an iguana at a manager in a restaurant has been arrested on charges including animal cruelty.
Painesville police say they were called to a Perkins around noon Tuesday on a report that an unruly customer pulled an iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager before fleeing.
Police say they apprehended the suspect a few blocks from the restaurant.
They say the 49-year-old man also was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Police say the lizard they named “Copper” was taken to the Lake County Humane Society to be checked by a veterinarian.