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.