Driver wearing stolen snake slams into firehouse

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Prius into firehouse

The Prius slammed through the garage door of the New Hyde Park firehouse. (Credit: PIX11)

Prius into firehouse

The Prius slammed through the garage door of the New Hyde Park firehouse. (Credit: PIX11)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A driver not only surprised firefighters when she crashed her car into their Long Beach station garage door, but what was wrapped around her neck shocked them.

Police said 22-year-old Sarah Espinosa was wearing a stolen snake around her neck when she lost control of her 2010 Prius, slamming through the garage doors of a Long Island firehouse Monday evening, PIX11 reported.

Espinosa was transported to a hospital. Her car damaged the fire station’s garage door and two engines.

Police investigators discovered the small ball python wrapped around Espinosa’s neck was stolen from a nearby Petco store, according to PIX11. It was unknown if she was the thief.

Officers also found marijuana in Espinosa’s car.

Espinosa was released from a hospital and the uninjured snake was returned to Petco.