Two Charged With Snake Throwing

Two 20 year old men are in custody after a sandwich order went wrong at a local restaurant.

Police were called to the restaurant in the 600 block of 22nd Street West at approximately 7:30 a.m, December 8, 2014. Staff members had fled the store in fear after a snake was thrown behind the counter. They reported that two male customers had been arguing with an employee about the preparation of their sandwiches. The men wanted their onions diced. As the argument escalated one of the men reached into the pocket of his friend's coat, pulled out a snake and threw it behind the counter. No one was physically injured. Officers were able to quickly locate the snake and determined it was non-poisonous. They took the snake and the two men, who were located nearby, into custody.

The men are now facing charges of mischief and causing a disturbance. Officers have located a temporary home for the snake until it can be released into the wild in the spring.

(Occurrence Number: 14-115641)