SASKATOON — A man has been sentenced for throwing a garter snake across the counter of a Tim Hortons in Saskatoon.
Christopher Jordan Cook received a conditional discharge with six months of probation for mischief and causing a disturbance.
It means the 21-year-old will have no criminal record if he abides by his conditions, which include not going back to where it happened on Dec. 8, 2014.
He also has to pay a $500 victim surcharge as part of his sentence.
Cook had nothing to say about the snake-throwing incident during his sentencing Thursday.
His legal representative told the judge that Cook wrote an apology letter to Tim Hortons and donated $500 to one of its charities.
Cook and another man recorded themselves demanding an outrageous sandwich order before tossing the non-poisonous snake, which had been tucked inside Cook’s jacket pocket, towards the women who were taking their order.
“I’m going to release my snake,” one of the men can be heard saying.
The snake – who police named Outlaw – was taken to an animal sanctuary where it continues to live. Those caring for him discovered that the reptile came from Alberta, police said.
Cook’s co-accused, Luke Wesley Apooch, is wanted on a bench warrant after failing to show up to his last court appearance in July.
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