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Posted: 8/25/2004 5:55:36 AM EST
Police Say Dead Snake Used As Assault Weapon

POSTED: 3:22 pm EDT August 24, 2004
UPDATED: 4:04 pm EDT August 24, 2004

CEDARVILLE, N.J. -- In this case, police say the dead snake was more dangerous than the live one.

A Cumberland County, N.J., man, who police say reacted with drunken rage when his 6-foot black snake was stepped on and killed, used the dead reptile to whip its killer.

Kenneth Davis, 42, was charged with simple assault, Port Norris State Police Sgt. Sean Day told The Press of Atlantic City.

The dispute started when Davis tried to let his snake into a house on Sunday, and the resident's father stomped on it and hit it with a piece of wood, police said.

An irate Davis pushed the father, whose name was not immediately available, then whipped resident Michael File, 26, with the dead reptile. Police said File, who was shirtless during the attack, sustained small cuts and lacerations on his back.

File then grabbed a baseball bat and took aim at Davis' head, police said. Davis was treated for head lacerations by the Cederville Rescue Squad.

Day said charges against File are likely.

Police said it was not clear how Davis and File knew each other or why Davis released the snake in the first place.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:15:01 AM EST
Davis is the bigger moron. Let a snake loose in my house, the snake won't have anything to worry about until I'm done with it's handler.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:16:20 AM EST

who was shirtless during the attack,


There's a shocker.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:24:30 AM EST
It's like Whacking Day in reverse.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:31:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By 455SD:

who was shirtless during the attack,


There's a shocker.



Here in AZ I am often without a shirt. Of course when its 90 degress at 3am we'll see what you do.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:36:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By rasanders22:

Originally Posted By 455SD:

who was shirtless during the attack,


There's a shocker.



Here in AZ I am often without a shirt. Of course when its 90 degress at 3am we'll see what you do.



no you don't understand its impossible to get into a redneck style domestic dispute if you have a shirt on.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:37:54 AM EST
Especially if it is caught on film.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:45:43 AM EST
I've always thought that we need 'blunt object' control. Ever notice how many assaults and murders there are with blunt objects?

"Hey Lenny, looks like your murder weapon here. I've got blood and hair on this blunt object".

Why do you need a blunt object? They have no purpose except for killing as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time. We must do it for the safety of the children.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:09:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
File then grabbed a baseball bat and took aim at Davis' head, police said. Davis was treated for head lacerations by the Cederville Rescue Squad.

Day said charges against File are likely.




This baffles me. File, the victim, may be charges for defending himself. If this was NYC, NJ or CA it would make perfect sense to punish the victim...but we're talking about Arizona here. Don't they normally buy you a beer and give you a few free minutes at your attacker once he's all healed up and handcuffed?

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:19:10 AM EST
This post is just beating a dead snake.

Guess ole Kenny is pretty lucky that NJ has strict gun control. Try that in CO. The dead snake would have ended up stuffed into the exit wound.

Here's what's funny though, if the snake had been a dog, everybody would sympathize with Kenny.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:29:49 AM EST
Oh durh. I forgot to go back and reread. It is New Jersey after all.

In that case, jail the victim and throw away the key. It's what he deserves for not waiting for the proper authorities to come to his aid.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:35:44 AM EST



you don't understand its impossible to get into a redneck style domestic dispute if you have a shirt on.



On any givens COPS episode there is always some shirtless dirtbag being escorted out of his Section 8 apartment
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