Monday, June 7, 2010

Barricaded suspect

Sgt. Ann Heermann reported to work on a week ago Sunday, and went to the police garage to pick up her patrol car, a 2009 Crown Victoria. She saw something sticking out of the grille, and thought someone had pulled a practical joke on her. Further inspection, however, showed that a 4.5 ft. bull snake had taken up residence in her engine compartment. It is my understanding that bull snakes can have an attitude and will bite, even though they are not venomous. Doesn’t matter to me, though. That bull snake might as well be a king cobra on meth armed with an RPG. It is my understanding that negotiations with this barricaded suspect were unsuccessful, and a forcible eviction was necessitated.



15 comments:

JIM J said...

They have a good bite, it leaves a bruise. I have had two of them, both while showing off to friends. I am much older now and no longer play with snakes.

Anonymous said...

Chief-Snakes have a long history with Ford Motor Co. starting in 1964 with the Shelby Cobra. What you have there is the Crown Vic BS (bull-snake). Not as fast as a Cobra, lots of them around in Nebraska. Usually found in nursing home parking lots and police stations.

256

ARRRRG!!!! said...

Snake Plissken was the only snake I could find with an eye patch. (If you don't know who he is, rent Escape from New York, it's a great movie.)

Steve said...

Captain Ron! That's Captain Ron! Sorry, I got a little excited, one of my favorite movies.

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up on the farm my Dad always told me not to shoot bull snakes because to do so was unlucky. After an incident in the outhouse with a bull snake that made an unexpected appearance I think he might have changed his mind. My Dad has been gone for over thirty years now but any mention of "bull snake" brings an instant picture of my Dad trying to run with his pants down around his ankles. Sorry Dad but even after all these years. . .

Gun Nut

Anonymous said...

I think the snake was just there to do a promo ad.

Jim said...

Does Pepper Spray work on snakes? Or would a Taser be better?

Tom Casady said...

Jim-

Depends on who's using it, I suppose. It wouldn't work for me, because it is not effective at a distance of three city blocks.

Grundle King said...

Hate to be the buzz-kill...but it looks to me like the suspect is a Black Rat Snake, not a Bull Snake. Both are non-venomous...but the rat snake may be a good one to keep around, Chief. After all, it does eat other snakes.

BTW, if that had been a prank...it would have been a good one. It did just give me an idea for future pranks.

Anonymous said...

Better non-venomous snakes than rodents, and the former generally takes care of the latter. I bet it was just trying to stay warm overnight in that cozy engine compartment.

Steve said...

Yeah, you don't want mice nesting in the engine compartment. They'll eat all the insulation off the wiring. Keep the snake!

Anonymous said...

Tom-I just thought of another use for the snake. "Come out with your hands up or I'm sending in the snake!!" Saves wear and tear on the K-9's.

256

Grundle King said...

256 is on to something...just think about it, a drug-sniffing snake.

Anonymous said...

Recruit Blog should continue, with reflections about how things are going ect!

Watchful said...

"Forcible eviction was necessitated"

A landlord cannot forcibly evict a tenant without proper notice. The landlord must provide written notice to the tenant of the DEFAULT. If the tenant does not fix the default within a reasonable amount of time, the landlord must file for a formal court eviction proceeding.

What about the three day eviction notice? Was the snake properly served?

If the landlord did not provide sufficient notice prior to filing a court action or did not correctly deliver or serve the notice to the tenant, the tenant may have a defense to the eviction, even if the tenant has not paid the required rent. If this argument is successful, the landlord will usually be forced to redo the procedure from the beginning.

Better Check with Rod Confer about your liability in this matter.... :)