A Florida man has been arrested after wrestling and RKO’ing a fake alligator in a shopping centre.
18-year-old Gianny Sosa-Hernandez faces a charge of criminal mischief after he performed the wrestling move on a fake alligator on display at a Miami-Dade County mall on March 30.
Police arrested the high school student after being alerted to a video Sosa-Hernandez posted of the stunt on social media.
You can watch the video here:
In the footage, the teenager can be seen removing his top and rushing over to the display at The Falls shopping centre.
Jumping over the barrier, Sosa-Hernandez throws the fake alligator off its rock and into the display’s pond, before picking it up to perform an RKO – WWE’s Randy Orton’s finisher.
The 18-year-old then pretends to pin the alligator down, before pushing it away.
According to the latest arrest report, the alligator was valued at $3,690, which read:
The Miami-Dade Police Department, Kendall District, has arrested Gianny Sosa-Hernandez for vandalising a local mall.
Sosa-Hernandez, 18, was video recorded jumping over a wooden pedestrian barrier, grabbing a display alligator and throwing it into a shallow pond. He pretended to wrestle the alligator and later posted the video on social media platforms.
Sosa-Hernandez damaged the display alligator, valued at $3,690. The mall manager confirmed the video was recorded inside the mall. Sosa-Hernandez has been arrested and charged accordingly.
Police added the teenager confessed to the crime and apologised for his actions.
Sosa-Hernandez was previously arrested last week for trying to perform the same move on his high school principal.
According to Local10, Sosa-Hernandez was arrested on April 10 for attempting to RKO Principal Humberto Miret in the school’s second-floor hallway.
In a video Sosa-Hernandez uploaded to his Instagram, the student confronts a man who appears to be Miret in a classroom.
He asks the principal:
Oh, now that I’m recording, you don’t want to touch me? You don’t want to hit me now?
It’s crazy, ain’t it? Now that the camera has your face, you don’t want to hit me. Now that the superintendent might see this, you don’t want to touch me.
You can watch the interaction here:
For this incident, Sosa faces charges of battery on a school official and interference with an educational institution.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.