By Wyatt Earp | June 15, 2009
You think your office is bad? At least you’re not a cop in Sierra Leone.
FREETOWN – Police in Sierra Leone have called in the army and fire brigade to try to take back control of a police station which has been overrun by hundreds of poisonous snakes.
Wow, and I bitch when our soda machine is out of Diet Pepsi.
Snake charmers have tried in vain to lure the beasts, mostly cobras and vipers, out of Gerihun police station in the southern district of Bo. Attempts to smoke them out also failed.
Officers and residents wanting to report crimes have grown too afraid to come to the building.
“Even during work time when statements are being taken, these snakes can come out in dozens. Inhabitants have found it difficult to report cases to the police,” station spokesman Brima Kota said. (H/T – )
Well, being a professional police detective, I would have done the truly brave and honorable thing:
Taken my vacation the second the first snake reared its ugly head.
Yeah, I’m a team player like that.