August 26, 2009 > Suspicious package in Ohio contains live snakes
Suspicious package in Ohio contains live snakes
Submitted By AP Wire Service
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP), Aug 21 _ Police in Ohio say a suspicious package at a shipping store turned out to be a box of live boa constrictors.
Fairfield Township police say they were called Tuesday after FedEx Office employees saw two pillowcases moving when they got curious and opened the parcel at a store about 20 miles north of Cincinnati.
Officer Justen McDade says he looked in one pillowcase, saw a snake and quickly tied the pillowcase closed. A reptile rescue group was contacted and took custody of the snakes.
A local man was listed on the shipping label, and the package was addressed to a man in Phoenix, Ariz. He's been told he may not get the snakes.
McDade says authorities are trying to verify if the sender had a license for shipping snakes. No charges have been filed.
Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton,