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    Officer subdues python with Taser after it wrapped itself around a man

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. Dec 1, 2006 (AP)— A police officer used a Taser to subdue a python that had wrapped itself around a man's arm and would not let go.

    Steve Crilly, 47, was feeding a rat to the eight-foot-long albino Burmese python, which belongs to his daughter, when it when it bit his left hand and wrapped tightly around his left arm Wednesday night, Uniontown patrolman Ray Miller said.

    "The snake was on his arm and was eating his hand," Miller told the Herald-Standard of Uniontown for Friday's editions. Crilly "was very calm, considering there was a good bit of blood," he said.

    In an effort to free the man without permanently harming the snake, Miller said he shot the animal with his Taser, a gun that sends an electric shock through wired darts. The snake immediately went limp and released its grip.

    Crilly was treated by paramedics at the scene for what Miller called "a nasty cut" on his hand. The snake was uninjured and remained at the home, Miller said. Crilly did not immediately return a message left at his home Thursday by The Associated Press.

    Miller said the incident was unique, but not especially scary. "Snakes don't bother me," he said.

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    Good job on the officers part. Guess the snake wanted to skip the snack and go right for the main course.
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    I trust there's no video of this.

    How many more innocent snakes have to suffer at the hands of brutal officers. Surely the officer could have used alternate means or brought in a negotiator.
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    Yea.....the tazer probably violated the snakes rights....I mean how many times did the cop tell the snake to let go before he gave him a ride???
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    i think they need to feed it more often!
    coolies for the copper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountyFourteen View Post
    Yea.....the tazer probably violated the snakes rights....I mean how many times did the cop tell the snake to let go before he gave him a ride???
    good one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    I trust there's no video of this.

    How many more innocent snakes have to suffer at the hands of brutal officers. Surely the officer could have used alternate means or brought in a negotiator.
    Yeah, but how many parsel tongue negotiators are there available?

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    Is that a credit card swiper in there, Motorway???


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    To be honest you should know as it's an American patrol car.
    I'm afraid my depatment would never do trust us with a taser never mind issue us with our own personal laptop.
    Picture is from when I went on a ride along whilst on holiday in the states.
    Oh and it's my son in the car, I'm good for my age but not that good!
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    Pythons are native to Africa. Which makes the snake African-American. Which means the officer must have been wrong. Fire him and send him to prison and pay the snake $5 million in damages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    i think they need to feed it more often!
    coolies for the copper!
    Maybe they should've feed the snake to the gator that wanted to chomp on the naked man. Obviously the gator was looking for something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by isthatlegal?
    Maybe they should've feed the snake to the gator that wanted to chomp on the naked man. Obviously the gator was looking for something!
    Yeah, it doesn't work the other way around. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...eatsgator.html
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    Very cute little Harry potter you have there.

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    I am sure PETA is hot on this and will be releasing a statement soon.

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    i hate snakes. i cant understand why anyone would want to have a pet snake. especially an 8 foot long one that tries to eat you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    i hate snakes. i cant understand why anyone would want to have a pet snake. especially an 8 foot long one that tries to eat you.
    My thought too! I wouldn't want that snake in my home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop
    Oh and it's my son in the car, I'm good for my age but not that good!
    Nice looking son you have, Motorwaycop.
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    >>Steve Crilly, 47, was feeding a rat to the eight-foot-long albino Burmese python, which belongs to his daughter, when it when it bit his left hand and wrapped tightly around his left arm Wednesday night, Uniontown patrolman Ray Miller said.<<

    That's the trouble with a durn snake, It'll bite the hand that feeds
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    I hate snakes, too. That'll teach it to bite the hand that feeds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu
    Is that a credit card swiper in there, Motorway???
    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    To be honest you should know as it's an American patrol car.
    .....Picture is from when I went on a ride along whilst on holiday in the states.
    Looks like a Florida Highway Patrol car. They have, and so do we swipers to read the info off the DL's to enter it more quickly into the computer program to print out cites and run warrants checks. FHP also uses the swiper to throw the DL info into crash reports. Alot of the time the DL's have been bent or put in a wallet that ruins the magnetic strip on the back. In those cases we end up just typing in the number of the DL and the program does the rest.
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