New York Woman Allegedly Crashes Into Firehouse After Stolen Snake Wraps Around Her Neck

05-sarah-espinosa-mugshot.w215.h215.2x Sarah Espinosa, 22, of Albany, New York allegedly combined three activities that made for a uniquely bad combination: drinking, driving, . . . and snake theft. Espinosa culminated this poor judgment by succeeding in crashing into a firehouse after the snake reportedly wrapped itself around her neck in Long Island.

220px-Ball_python_lucyEspinosa had allegedly stolen a ball python from a Petco on Long Island. These snakes can grow up to 5 or 6 feet and sell for about $90.

Police say that Espinosa was driving on Jericho Turnpike when she lost control of her Toyota Prius. She then crossed the median and hit a Nissan Maxima in the opposing traffic before crashing into the fire station. She even succeeded in crashing through the main floor and damaging two fire trucks inside. That is quite a day’s work. Fortunately, the response time from fire personnel are at a record low since she crashed into their workplace. Oh and I forgot, she was also found in possession of marijuana.

She has now been charged with reckless endangerment, petit larceny, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The snake by the way has been returned to Petco but I doubt that any of the other animals will believe the story is most be telling. While the store’s slogan is “where the pets go,” this particular pet went just about as far as you can go while still making it back alive.

18 thoughts on “New York Woman Allegedly Crashes Into Firehouse After Stolen Snake Wraps Around Her Neck”

  1. The snake theft should be a felony. The rest are low crimes and misdemeanors. New York, New York. Turdy, turd and a turd. (33rd Street and Third Avenue).

  2. @byron and Tyger

    Thanks! OK, here goes!

    Snakes On Dames???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    There once was a girl with boa.
    Not a feathery one, dontcha know-a!
    It wrapped ’round her neck,
    And caused a car wreck,
    As she madly careened to and fro-a.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  3. The snake was actually protecting the driver from a neck injury by forming a c-collar. Kudos to the snake for its ingenuity.

  4. There once was a woman from Albany,
    Who thought stealing snakes was so funny.
    So she pinched a Ball Python,
    From a pet store in Long Island,
    And hit a car, a wall, and a truck, Sonny!

  5. I’ve seen many pet owners “wear” ball pythons around their necks. This particular constrictor wraps its head around its tail in a “ball.” It’s usually a mellow snake.

    However, when careening around drunken driving, the snake probably felt like it was falling or sliding, and, being a constrictor, held on tightly. Not so much fun for the would-be Cleopatra.

    Just FYI, if any readers feel themselves tempted to do something stupid like let a constrictor of pure muscle wrap around their neck, a trainer told me that nipping a snake’s tail will make it immediately release. I plan never to need to try out that theory.

  6. What a shame that she wasn’t in the Everglades…. and it wasn’t a Burmese Python around her neck……

  7. Hilarious! Gee, she looks so intelligent, I’m shocked. What makes this story perfect is that she was driving a Prius.

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