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Police: Motel guest uses snake to hit man

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - Police have charged a Rock Hill man who allegedly used a python as a weapon to attack another hotel guest late Tuesday night.

According to a report filed with the Rock Hill Police Department, Tony Smith, 29, hurled the four-feet python at 47-year-old Jeffery Culp.

The incident occurred at The Executive Inn at 659 N. Anderson Road around 11:11pm.

Culp told police that he, his wife and a neighbor were standing on the balcony of the hotel in front of room 207 when Smith walked by.

Culp said Smith, who was holding the python, hit Culp in the head with the snake's head.

Earlier in the evening, Culp told police he asked Smith to turn down the music in his hotel room.  Words were exchanged between Smith and Culp.

When police arrived, they went to the front desk to find out which room Smith was staying in.  The cops found Smith walking on the second-floor balcony with the python.

Smith gave the snake to a family member and he was arrested by police. 

According to the police report, Smith had been using alcohol prior to the incident.  He was charged with assault and battery and taken to the Rock Hill Jail.

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