Pair charged in bizarre snake-throwing incident at Canadian restaurant

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Hissing about improperly prepared sandwiches, two 20-year-old men in Canada are in legal trouble after being accused by workers at a Tim Horton’s of throwing a snake behind the counter.

Saskatoon police reported in a press release that at about 7:30 in the morning on Monday, the men complained that their sandwiches didn’t have the diced onions they had asked for. As an argument with an employee continued, police say one of the men reached into his friend’s coat pocket, pulled out a snake, and sent it flying behind the counter.

Police say the staff fled, fearing the snake may have been poisonous, but officers determined it posed no threat and no one was injured. The snake, as well as the two men who were still nearby, were all taken into custody.

Both men were charged with mischief and causing a disturbance, the release does not mention if they are in jail. The snake is living in a temporary home until it can be released into the wild this upcoming spring.

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