March 9, 2009
Police arrest drunk man with snake
Swedish police said a man was arrested for public drunkenness after he was spotted wandering the city of Malmo with a boa constrictor around his neck.
Police said numerous people were frightened by the 44-year-old man's massive reptile and called the authorities, The Local reported Monday.
The snake was at least two meters (6.5 feet) long and really thick,witness Sara Johannesson said.
Micke Persson, a representative of the Skane police department, said the snake was identified as a boa constrictor and taken to the Malmo Reptile Center to await its owner's release from jail.