Norcross, GA — A Georgia man was arrested after allegedly trying to sell duct-taped iguanas for $10 each in a parking lot. Dayniel Del Toro Mendez, a pet shop owner, is accused of capturing the reptiles in Florida before taking them back to the city of Norcross and trying to sell them from his SUV off Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
“The iguanas were tied up,” Gwinnett County police officer Hildeshi Valle told the outlet. “Their legs were tied with duct tape in a non-ventilated area, which could cause them to die,” Valle said. Mendez was charged with 22 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. “I guess it was his impression that it wasn’t an illegal act,” Valle told the news station.