July 19, 2006, - 8:45 am
By Debbie Schlussel
You’ve heard of the upcoming movie, “Snakes on a Plane.” Now, read about the real-life Snake in a Mailbox.
A Detroit area man, James Rutherford Mell, puts a 6-FOOT BOA CONSTRICTOR(!) in his mailbox to “play a joke” on his mail-lady. And the “humor” in that is . . .? When she opened the mailbox and–as would be expected–was frightened, the man laughs in his driveway.
HaHaHa . . . so funny. And listen to this loser’s defense:
The snake, which he keeps as a pet, is not poisonous, does not bite and has tiny teeth, so Anderson was not in any danger, he said.
“It will only strike at something that it can actually eat.”
And we thought snakes in mailboxes was a tactic reserved for members of the Church of Tom Cruise who leave the “Church” and dare to openly criticize it.
Throw the book at this idiot. Unfortunately, WE must pay for his federal public defender. Just plead guilty, jerk.
We have a theory about grown adults who still have snakes as pets (this guy is 31). Something–or, rather many things–is not right there.
Related: Check-out Sam’s Mailbox Picture Collection for pics of other really bizarre mailboxes.
Tags: Church of Tom Cruise, Debbie Schlussel, James Rutherford Mell, Snakes on a Plane, Tom Cruise