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Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Police: Man urged snake to ‘get’ officers

June 18, 2008

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— 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.

Comments

gr 5 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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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 10 months ago

Haiku 4 you,well done my friend!(applause)---Autie,In high school the teacher had this python named perry. One time, they put the rat in, the rat leaped up, and the snake missed the rat, but grabbed the aquarium bulb in his cage.(Both being white)Darned near lost the snake, he didn't break it, but he did sear his entire mouth front to back. He didn't eat for ages, and got really poorly.

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Pywacket 5 years, 10 months ago

gr~ I would hope that they were taking intent into consideration. If the guy was threatening his gf, then continued with the hostile & threatening attitude after the police arrived, and seemed completely serious, maybe they thought he truly intended harm, no matter how inept his methods.If nothing else, charging him will set up some prior legal history. Next time, he may threaten the woman and responding officers with a weapon--such as a gun or knife or trained dog--that DOES respond to his wishes. The prior charges may prevent his getting off on a bs "first-time offender" plea.

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Esq2eB 5 years, 10 months ago

SNAKES ON A POLICE OFFICER!

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gr 5 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.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 10 months ago

"Now, Bob, you know that posting links to external sites is against the TOS of the LJW!"No it isn't. Posting links that direct people to sites that are set-up to gather folk's information so you can illegally spam them is against the LJW policy.

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snazzo 5 years, 10 months ago

AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. that's hilarious.

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autie 5 years, 10 months ago

back up to what malcom obama said. Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

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Flap Doodle 5 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.

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Marion Lynn 5 years, 10 months ago

Now, Bob, you know that posting links to external sites is against the TOS of the LJW!

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Bossa_Nova 5 years, 10 months ago

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

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 10 months ago

Valid Opinions -Awesome question. It makes this kid seem that much dumber. Anyhow, to answer your question, sort of...http://www.anapsid.org/torrey.html

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autie 5 years, 10 months ago

My ball python attacks on command..but it seems the only command she recognizes is the subtle communication of opening the little box that live rat jumps out of...which right now happens twice a week. Good thing she doesn't eat for about eight months out of the year. Hey, did that article from 05 about the guy with his foot in jar (yesterdays humor) mention that he had a snake? Can we make a casual inference on 21 year old idiots with trained attack snakes and methamphetamine?

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Haiku_for_You 5 years, 10 months ago

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

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malcolm_x_obama 5 years, 10 months ago

I thought Cheron Collins urged his snake to get t ....never mind, thread bleed over.

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Tom Miller 5 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!

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craigers 5 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.

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BrianR 5 years, 10 months ago

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

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Marion Lynn 5 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, like snakes respond to commands!To borrow a line from "Jaws", snakes only eat, urinate, defecate and make little snakes.Snakes ain't like Fido who will do all sorts of crazy stuff for a doggie treat!

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blue73harley 5 years, 10 months ago

Pfffffbbbbtttt!!! You oughta see what my lemur can do!

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 10 months ago

What a stupid snake. My python would have strangled the superintendent on command.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 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.

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