Man's stolen python attempts to eat his friend

Snake purchased during a drinking party

Published On: Mar 28 2013 11:12:31 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 05:28:20 PM CST
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A man reportedly bought a 10-foot python while intoxicated with the intent to sell it and make a profit.

Dwayne Matthews of Coventry, UK purchased Bruce the snake from a man in a van at a party, then woke the next morning to find it attempting to eat his friend, reports Metro.
Matthews then took the snake to a local reptile shop, but suspicious staff called police. It turned out Bruce was one of nine snakes stolen from another local man. Matthews was arrested and given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for two years, ordered him to pay a fine and to have eight weeks supervision.