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This Guy Found Out The Hard Way That Throwing Snakes At People Isn't Nice

He's also banned from the restaurant.

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The man who threw a snake at Tim Hortons employees late last year was sentenced this week.

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Christopher Cook, the 21-year-old who made national headlines last year with his snake-tossing stunt, received a conditional discharge with six months of probation for mischief and causing a disturbance, CKOM reported Thursday.

In December of 2014, Cook and Luke Apooch went to a Saskatoon Tim Hortons restaurant in the city's west end and placed increasingly complicated sandwich orders before throwing a non-poisonous snake over the counter.

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The initial police report said the snake-tossing happened because "the men wanted their onions diced."

Both men were charged with mischief and causing a disturbance, but only Cook has been sentenced. His co-accused failed to appear in court and now has a warrant out for his arrest, Global News reported.

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Cook has been ordered not to return to the restaurant where he threw the garter snake, and to pay a $500 fine. He has also written a letter of apology.

If he doesn't get into trouble for the next six months, his criminal record will also be cleared of the snake-throwing.


Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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