12/09/2014 10:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Snake Thrown At Tim Hortons Employee For Reason


When life gives you onions, throw a snake at it -- just don't do it in a Tim Hortons coffee shop.

Police say that's exactly what a suspect in Saskatoon, Canada did Monday morning, according to The Star Phoenix. The enraged customer reportedly reached into his buddy's pocket, pulled out a garter snake and threw it at a Tim Hortons employee because the onions on his breakfast sandwich weren't diced.

"I’ve never heard of a snake being thrown at an employee by a customer … It was definitely a little chaotic," Saskatoon Police Spokeswoman Alyson Edwards told the paper.

The staff told police that the two male suspects were arguing with employees about their breakfast order at 7:30 a.m. The argument reportedly got heated before the snake was thrown.

Police quickly determined that the garter snake -- now named Outlaw -- wasn't poisonous, and found it a new home. The two suspects, both 20, face charges of mischief and causing a disturbance.

It's unclear why the unidentified men would use a snake as a weapon, but we wonder if they saw the absolute letdown that was Discovery's "Eaten Alive," in which a man was in fact not eaten alive by an anaconda.

Deadspin notes that they could have done a lot better job if they wanted to spook employees:

Throwing a garter snake is weak, though. If you're really trying to scare someone, toss a milk snake. They're harmless, but can look very similar to rattlesnakes or coral snakes. You can take that to the bank!

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