Man charged with assault after using pet python as weapon

Rock Hill, SC - (NBC) - South Carolina police say an argument between two motel guests in Rock Hill ended up with one of the men being hit in the head with a snake.

It began Tuesday night when one of the hotel guest confronted 29 year-old Tony Smith about the volume of his music.

Hours later, the victim claims Smith walked up to him with a 4-foot python and hit him in the face with the snake's head.

Smith was charged with assault and battery.

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