Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Police: Man urged snake to ‘get’ officers

June 18, 2008


— Police in Bridgeport, Conn., say they arrested a man after he ordered his pet to attack two officers. Lucky for them, 9-foot-long pythons aren't very obedient.

Police say 21-year-old Victor Rodriguez was charged with threatening officers and disorderly conduct after Monday's incident. No one was hurt.

Police arrived at Rodriguez's apartment after receiving a report that he was threatening his girlfriend with the albino python.

After the building's superintendent opened the apartment door for the officers, Rodriguez allegedly threatened them with the snake and told it to "Get them!"

Rodriguez and his pet were both taken away: Rodriguez to jail on a $10,000 bond, and the reptile to the city's animal control shelter.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 10 months ago

I wonder if they would have filed the same charges if he had tried to sic his coffee table on them.

snazzo 9 years, 10 months ago

AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. that's hilarious.

Tom Miller 9 years, 10 months ago

TOO funny! I needed a good laugh this morning! Glad to see the LJW still has SOMETHING like a sense of humour. I seem to have a Bluejay that SOMEone seems to have trained to attack...does that count? It seems to really enjoy beating up my cat...too funny to watch!

BrianR 9 years, 10 months ago

Yes, because snakes respond to verbal commands. Good grief.

craigers 9 years, 10 months ago

At first I thought for sure we would have an article about the cops tazing this guy for ordering his snake to get them or PETA screaming about the killing of a precious snake. I'm glad it was just a humorous story.

Haiku_for_You 9 years, 10 months ago

Man can talk to snakes.Although snake did not listen, Voldemort impressed.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 10 months ago

No, girlfriend, that's not what the policy states. Just because your bud got busted for repeatedly plugging his own 'forum' (which is part of your odious 'forum') doesn't mean all links are violations, IMHO.Stillhavingawonderfulinternetlife.

Bossa_Nova 9 years, 10 months ago

an albino python? hmmm, sounds like victor rodriguez is a fair skinned pervert.

gr 9 years, 10 months ago

Does this mean anything, no matter how silly, can be construed as a threat? An odd look, smirk, or smile can now be construed as threatening an officer. Now, when officers don't like someone, they can lock them up for any reason.Hope they don't dislike blacks.

gr 9 years, 10 months ago

wacket, how do you think setting up a legal history based on a false premise makes sense? If someone yells to a cop, 'go to h___', is that a threat to them?Like I say, this just is setting a legal precedent for hate and bigotry towards those whom cops don't like.

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