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Man Charged With Assault For Throwing Rattlesnake In Bar

Man Charged With Assault For Throwing Rattlesnake In Bar

Posted - Jun. 16, 2004 at 12:14 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A man walks into a crowded bar in Idaho Falls, and chucks a rattlesnake into a crowd of people.

That's what 28-year old Rodger Hunter Jr. is accused of doing on Monday.

Hunter has since been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Man Charged With Assault For Throwing Rattlesnake In Bar

Police say he walked into the bar, pulled a three-and-a-half foot long rattler from his large pocket and threw it into a crowd and ran away.

Bar patrons used a crutch to sweep away the angry snake, then threw a t-shirt over it before picking it up.

No one was hurt.

Hunter could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

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