A pair of "dumb and dumber" thieves stole a snake from a pet shop then wrestled with it in a McDonald's parking lot in front of terrified patrons, Australian local media reported Thursday.
Police arrested two men after the outrageous stunt at one of the restaurant's Melbourne outlets.
The pair allegedly stole the one-and-a-half-meter (five-foot) black headed python named Boris from a pet shop Wednesday.
Police received reports at 10:00pm local time of the men wrestling with the snake in the McDonald's parking lot.
"In all honesty, it's just a case of dumb and dumber," Detective Sergeant Andrew Beams told national public broadcaster ABC. "Anyone who gets out there with a one-and-a-half meter python in a McDonald's carpark, they're pretty dumb."
Totally Reptiles shop owner Jodie Graham said she was shocked to find Boris, her pet of eight years, had been stolen. A sand monitor lizard also stolen was still missing.
"He [Boris] is like a mascot. I was devastated. They could have taken anything else in the shop but they took him. I am just glad to get him back," she said.
Graham said Boris was now back in his tank and, although stressed, was otherwise unharmed.