May 20, 2009
Police: Teen used snake as jump rope
Pittsburgh police said a 17-year-old faces theft and animal cruelty charges for allegedly using a snake from his school's biology room as a jump rope.
Authorities said the student stole the snake Monday from Allderdice High School and was later seen using the reptile as a jump rope, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Wednesday.
The teenager will be charged in juvenile court, police said.
The snake survived the experience and is being examined by a veterinarian.