No humans or pythons were harmed during the incident

By Kelli Bender
Updated March 22, 2016 08:47 PM
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First, he threw a tantrum, then he threw a snake — that’s what customers of Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City, California, are saying happened on Sunday night.

According to CBS Los Angeles, authorities have arrested an irate man for chucking a 13-foot python into the sushi restaurant.

The unusual encounter started when the man ate at the restaurant, enjoying a $200 meal. After paying for his food, the accused took out a small snake and started showing it to customers. Both employees and customers of the restaurant asked the man to take the reptile outside. The man allegedly got offended by the comments and left Iroha Sushi only to return to the restaurant moments later with an even larger snake.

Staff at Iroha Sushi told CBS Los Angeles the man stormed into the restaurant screaming obscenities and carrying a huge, yellow python, which he threw to the ground, causing many diners to run outside.

The python slithered away from the scene wrapping itself around part of the restaurant’s bar. The owner tried to remove the snake, but was unable to dislodge the reptile. Animal Control arrived at the scene shortly after the throw and safely removed the python. The alleged snake-chucker was arrested on site and charged with making criminal threats.

No humans or pythons were harmed during the incident.