Latest Archie Simpson Stories

2009-07-02 16:09:43

Police said a 10-foot python discovered in a New York couple's driveway may have been a pet that was released once it became too large to keep. John and Karen Trapani said they discovered the snake in their driveway as they were preparing to leave for work Wednesday morning, the New York Post reported Thursday. It was startling, because we never got to see something like this before -- weird but true, John Trapani said. It was like watching the Discovery Channel, Karen Trapani said. Police...

2009-06-03 14:25:47

New York police said they are trying to determine the origins of a yellow rat snake discovered by a 7-year-old in his family's home. Maria Dominguez said the 4-foot snake was first spotted by her son, Hugo Rodriguez, while it was coiled under the family's living room table, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The boy's screams roused the rest of the family and Dominguez called police. She said the reptile had slithered into the kitchen after being stuck for a short time on a glue trap for...

2009-05-20 10:15:00

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.

2009-04-09 13:54:03

A Florida high school baseball coach has been relieved of his duties while authorities investigate allegations of a snake-killing ritual. Palm Harbor University High School second baseman Zach Sobel said players got the idea to kill a snake after coach Jeremy Albrecht attributed recent loses to the team being snake-bitten, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Thursday. We were on a losing streak and coach said we were snake-bitten, Sobel said. So we just kind of went with it. He said the...

2009-03-09 12:48:15

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...

2008-11-26 09:45:21

A Rock Hill, S.C., couple said they were shocked when they pried open their non-working clothes dryer to find a 4-foot snake gumming up the works. Denise and Barry Cubbedge said they were working on the dryer Sunday, one day after it had stopped working, while their young sons, ages 4 and 1, played nearby, The (Rock Hill) Herald reported Wednesday. Barry Cubbedge said he removed the back of the dryer and immediately shouted in surprise and replaced the back when he came face to face with a...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.