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A sandwich, a snafu and a snake: How things went wrong at a Saskatoon Tim Hortons

A row of Tim Hortons coffee cups is shown in 2009. Two men are facing mischief charges after a sandwich order gone wrong led to a snake-throwing confrontation at a Tim Hortons restaurant in Saskatoon.

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Two men are facing mischief charges after a sandwich order gone wrong led to a snake-throwing confrontation at a Tim Hortons restaurant in Saskatoon.

Police say the 20-year-olds began arguing with an employee because they wanted their onions diced. The argument got worse, and one of the men pulled a snake from his friend's pocket and threw it behind the counter.

Officers called to the scene were able to quickly locate the snake and determined it was non-poisonous.

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The two men were arrested nearby.

Police have found a temporary home for the snake until it can be released into the wild next spring.

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