An image of an alligator.

Florida man arrested for RKO'ing a fake alligator

Sometimes, the expression "only in Florida" is all too apt, but this next video proves that some things really do only ever happen in the sunshine state.

Bizarre footage has emerged online, showing a shirtless teen causing chaos at a local mall by jumping into a gated pond and proceeding to wrestle a large plastic alligator using WWE-style moves. I know, I can't believe that last sentence either, but bear with me here.

The boy in question, 18-year-old Gianny Sosa-Hernandez, was arrested by local police on charges of criminal mischief after he performed the bizarre stunt on the fake alligator on display at a Miami-Dade County mall on March 30. Upon arrest, the teenager allegedly confessed to the crime and apologised for his actions.

Watch the bizarre moment the teen wrestles the plastic alligator below:

The Miami-Dade Police Department's official arrest report reads: "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."

It continues: "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."

Strangely enough, this isn't the first time that Sosa-Hernandez's inappropriate wrestling has led to arrest. Earlier this week, he was incarcerated for assaulting his school principal, Humberto Miret, in the school’s second-floor hallway. Sosa-Hernandez filmed the attack and uploaded it to social media and in the video, he can be heard mocking his educator.

Check out the same teenager wrestling his own principal: 

In the alarming footage of the happy-slapping incident, Sosa-Hernandez states to Miret: "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."

Sosa-Hernandez faces charges of battery on a school official and interference with an educational institution.