Weird / Funny

Drunk Woman With Hot Python Crash Into Firehouse

Firefighters at the New Hyde Park Fire House on Long Island, New York were startled when a car driven by an apparently intoxicated 22-year old woman crashed into their door early Monday evening.

The firefighters were even more startled when they went to pull the woman out of the wreckage and found a python wrapped around her neck.

Sarah Espinosa lost control of her 2010 Toyota Prius around 7 p.m. on Monday night while driving on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, and hit a median, flattened two No U-Turn signs and smashed into a 2011 Nissan Maxima, before driving  head-long into the New Hyde Park firehouse, crashing through the garage door and hitting two parked fire trucks inside the firehouse causing damage to both vehicles.

Emergency responders found Espinosa unconscious and reeking of booze – with the baby ball python wrapped around her neck, reported the New York Post.

After she came to, she “had no idea where she was or what happened,” the police report said.

The young woman had just stolen the two-foot snake from a nearby pet store where it retailed for $89, and was making her getaway when she lost control of her vehicle, according to ABC News.

Espinosa was treated and released from a nearby hospital after refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, and the snake was returned to the pet store shaken (-not stirred), but still in “saleable condition,” police said.

She pleaded not guilty Monday morning in Nassau County District Court Tuesday to charges of DWI, petit larceny, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 cash or bond and her drivers license was immediately revoked.

Espinosa has a bachelor’s degree in English from University at Albany, according to her Legal Aid attorney Tara Madden.

Her brother told The Post that although his sister is “lost and depressed” — she has always been an animal lover. “She connects to them better than [to] people,” he said.

Firefighters also recovered an uninjured “tiny, little thing” of a dog from the crash, reported Newsday.

It was unclear whether the dog and the snake were on friendly terms at the time of the crash.

“She’s a young girl who made a mistake,” said a woman who was identified at the arraignment as Espinosa’s mother but declined to give her name afterward.”We all have made bad choices in our lives.”

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