South Fulton police catch slithering ‘burglar’ in family’s basement

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — South Fulton police officers came to the rescue of one family and saved them from a dangerous “burglar” inside their house.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress, but when they searched the home off Cascade Palmetto Hwy., they couldn’t find any burglars.

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Instead of a two-legged thief in search of something to steal, they found a snake slithering who had broken into the basement.

Officers were able to catch the serpent criminal and release into the wild on his own with a court date to return.

SFPD Officers responded to a possible burglary in progress call at a residence off Cascade Palmetto Hwy. Upon arrival, officers checked the home and did not locate any two-legged thieves but did find a snake that "burglarized" the basement. Officers were able to catch the slithery serpent and released it back into the wild with a court date. #southfultonstrong #wecatchsnakestoo #customerservice #howmanyofficersdoesittaketocatchasnake

Posted by City of South Fulton Police Department on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Luckily, no people or snakes, criminal or otherwise, were injured during the investigation.

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