A man allegedly bit the head off of the pet python of a woman he was having a dispute with.
Kevin Justin Mayorga, 22, is accused of biting his snake while fighting with a woman in an apartment in Cutler Bay, Florida, on Monday.
Police officers responding to the apartment complex on Southwest 210th Street could hear a man and a woman arguing. According to an arrest report obtained by NBC Miami, the woman was heard shouting, ‘Just kick the door in!’
As cops tried to break in, Mayorga could be seen running to the door to stop them from getting in, and holding the woman down.
The officers demanded that Mayorga show his hands and step outside, but he refused. They then Tased him, but the move did not affect him.
When one officer tried to get Mayorga out, the suspect swung at the cop and hit him with a handcuff.
Cops eventually managed to arrest Mayorga.
Inside the apartment, officers found a snake next to the door that had been beheaded. The woman told cops that Mayorga bit the head off her ball python, according to the report.
Mayorga has been charged with animal cruelty, false imprisonment and resisting an officer with violence. He was booked into jail and appeared in court on Tuesday. His bond was set at $15,000 and he was assigned a public defender.
The officer who was struck by the handcuff suffered an abrasion as well as swelling.
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