Turns outs yesterday's news about the rattlesnakes released into a movie theater in Arizona during a showing of Snakes on a Plane wasn't entirely true
Yes, a snake did get into a theater but it likely slithered there on its own (first question: did it have a ticket? Second: was it just going to see its brothers and sisters in Snakes on a Plane
Police say reports that rattlesnakes were let loose during a showing of Snakes on a Plane at a north Phoenix theater have taken moviegoers for a ride.
There is some shred of truth to the story, Phoenix police Sgt. Joel Tranter said. A 10-inch-long rattlesnake was found Friday in a hallway at AMC Desert Ridge 18, near Tatum Boulevard and Loop 101. But it likely slithered inside on its own, Tranter said.
A security guard swept the snake outside and held it in a Tupperware container until a member of the Arizona Herpetological Association could take it away. Snake handlers had been called earlier in the day to retrieve a rattler from outside the theater.
An AMC spokeswoman told the news organization Reuters that the rumors were true, but Tranter has been refuting the story to news outlets from across the U.S.
The good news in this is that there weren't two kids who thought it'd be the height of hilarity to relase live rattlesnakes in the theater. It kind of restores some of my basic faith in humanity.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/24/2006 09:42:00 AM