Man summons firefighters to remove a snake from his baggage
A man who arrived home Friday after a flight got quite a surprise when he opened his suitcase.
Firefighters responded about 10:15 p.m. to a residence on Rocky Mountain Way in Arden. The man arrived home after landing in Charlotte, opened his baggage and saw a snake, Skyland Fire Department Capt. Kevin Bartlett said.
"He stepped back and called us. We went in and determined it was a rubber snake," Barlett said. "We handed it to him and left."
Bartlett said the man did not know where the snake came from or who could have put it there.
Man injured after hitting bullets with hammer
Authorities say a Cape Coral man was injured after striking bullets with a hammer in his driveway.
Police say they received a report of a possible shooting at 21-year-old Matthew F. Dugger's home on Thursday afternoon. When officers arrived, they found the man had been injured.
Dugger was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for shrapnel that hit his leg. It wasn't clear if he faces any charges.