WEIRD NEWS
11/04/2012 11:01 am ET Updated Nov 05, 2012

Keith Paro, West Springfield Man, Allegedly Used A Python To Beat His Girlfriend

That'sssssss quite the weapon of choice.

Keith Paro, 34, of West Springfield, Mass. turned himself in on Thursday after being accused of beating his girlfriend with a pet python, according to WGGB.

Police said Paro's girlfriend was in a hot tub when he used a python to whip her. The altercation left the woman with bruises on her knees, back, arms and stomach, according to the cops.

The Boston Herald reports that Paro then tossed 4-foot-snake into the tub. The python did not survive.

Capt. Thomas Wilkinson described the case as "a little unusual," according to the paper.

MassLive.com reports that Paro also allegedly threw a set of temporary stairs at the woman, damaged home furnishings and stole several items from her.

Paro faces charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (snake), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (stairs), malicious destruction of property and cruelty to animals.

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