Man Brings Python Snake as Weapon During Street Fight in Canada:
A video has gone viral on social media, depicting a man in Canada’s Toronto using his pet python as a weapon during a street fight. The incident, reported by CBC News, occurred on Wednesday at around 11:50 p.m. in the Dundas Street West and Manning Avenue area.
The video shows the man swinging his pet snake and using it to strike another person in the middle of the street. Despite the victim’s attempts to defend himself, the man continues to assault him with the snake. Moments later, a Toronto Police vehicle arrives at the scene, and officers intervene to break up the fight, instructing both men to lie down on the ground. Meanwhile, the snake seen slithering away.
A Twitter page captioned the video as “Dude uses his pet snake as a weapon during a street fight in Toronto.”
In a statement released on Saturday, the police confirmed that they had received a call reporting a man threatening people with a python snake. Officers dispatched to the area, and a physical altercation ensued during which the man employed the python to attack the victim, according to the police’s news release.
The individual involved, identified as 45-year-old Toronto resident Laurenio Avila arrested. He charged with assault with a weapon and causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal. Avila appeared in court on Thursday, May 11, via video link and remanded into custody.
Video Getting Viral:
Since the video shared, it has garnered significant attention, accumulating over 14 million views, 43,000 likes, and more than 5,000 retweets. Many viewers condemned the incident as animal abuse and called for appropriate action against the man. Some expressed shock, as they had never witnessed or heard of such an occurrence before. Concerns also raised about the well-being of the snake.
One social media user reacted to the video, expressing their disgust: “Animal abuse. I feel sick about people that keep snakes and birds as pets. It’s sickening, and this man needs to be prosecuted for abuse of that snake. I hate people.”
Another commenter remarked, “I’ve seen some wild sh*t in my life, but I can officially say I’ve never seen someone get beat by a snake before.”