Diners scatter when man drops giant python in restaurant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say diners scattered when a man dropped a 13-foot python on the floor of a sushi restaurant.

Officer Drake Madison says the man had argued with an employee and stormed out of Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City on Sunday evening. Madison says a short time later, the man returned with the giant snake, threw it into the dining room and walked out again.

Police responded, and the man was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. Nobody was hurt.

The python was taken by animal control officers.

Madison says it wasn’t immediately clear where the man got the snake but that he likely was the owner.

The man has not been identified.

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