The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Steve Crilly. He gets the award for the following.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer used a Taser to subdue a python that had wrapped itself around a man's arm and would not let go.When will people learn these animals aren't pets and are very dangerous. Apparently Steve Crilly hasn't after nearly being killed and for that he is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
Steve Crilly, 47, was feeding a rat to the eight-foot-long albino Burmese python, which belongs to his daughter, when it when it bit his left hand and wrapped tightly around his left arm Wednesday night, Uniontown patrolman Ray Miller said.
"The snake was on his arm and was eating his hand," Miller told the Herald-Standard of Uniontown for Friday's editions. Crilly "was very calm, considering there was a good bit of blood," he said.
In an effort to free the man without permanently harming the snake, Miller said he shot the animal with his Taser, a gun that sends an electric shock through wired darts. The snake immediately went limp and released its grip.
Crilly was treated by paramedics at the scene for what Miller called "a nasty cut" on his hand. The snake was uninjured and remained at the home, Miller said.
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