Dude orders python to attack girlfriend and cops
A man found himself in a tight spot with the law Monday after he allegedly ordered his 9-foot-long albino python to attack his girlfriend and two police officers.
Officers dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute and were confronted by a man and his huge pet reptile, "and he was saying, 'Get them!' " according to Lt. James Viadero, the police spokesman. Victor Rodriguez, 21, was threatening his girlfriend with the reptile and refused to open the door for the officers. After the building superintendent opened the apartment door for the officers, Rodriguez threatened them with the snake, Viadero said.
No one was attacked by the snake, and Rodriguez was taken away in handcuffs. He was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening police. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bond.
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