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Man Releases 13-foot Python inside Japanese Restaurant in California

March 22, 2016



A customer at a sushi restaurant in Studio City, Calif. was arrested after he apparently threw his 13-foot python at guests of the restaurant after an apparent altercation. The man, who had finished and paid for his meal was showing his reptiles to people outside the restaurant when he brought a smaller snake inside, according to CBS Los Angeles. That is when things got heated. People in the restaurant apparently wanted to enjoy their meal and not look at the snake, so they told the man to take it outside. So the man left and returned with the larger python. 

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Firefighters were called to remove snake from restaurant in Studio City after a man released it.

“Get this thing out! You know, everyone’s like eating so customers are yelling, ‘Get this thing out! Are you crazy,”Jessie Davaadorj, a waitress told CBS LA. The staff at the restaurant apparently asked the man several times to take the snake outside and he refused. The man, apparently got a little unhinged and then let the snake loose inside the restaurant, causing some patrons to leave. The man apparently began fighting with customers, so staff called the police and fire department. 

The snake crawled behind a cash register and got stuck. It was eventually removed by firefighters and animal control officials and the man, Hiroshi Motahashi was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. 

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