Police: Man uses iguana as weapon against manager

A competency evaluation was scheduled for Monday, June 17, for Arnold Teeter, who is accused of throwing an iguana. / Source: Painesville Police Department

PAINESVILLE, Ohio. (WOIO) -- A competency evaluation was scheduled for Monday, June 17, for Arnold Teeter, who is accused of throwing an iguana.

The incident occurred on April 16, when police say the 49-year-old threw an iguana at the manager of a Perkins restaurant in Painesville, Ohio. Police said Teeter withdrew the animal from his shirt, swung it over his head and then threw it at the manager.

Teeter’s lawyers requested to have the competency hearing in private.

Judge Michael Cicconetti ruled that Teeter was competent to stand trial.

At the last court date on June 3, the judge ruled for the iguana to go back to its rightful owner.

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