ARLINGTON -- The public is applauding an Arlington police officer after he proved he wasn't afraid of snakes -- even really big ones!
Officer Joshua Altimus got a call Saturday night when shoppers reported a ball python draped along the wall of a Toys R Us store.
When Altimus got to the scene, he noticed the four-foot snake wasn't being aggressive, so he picked it up, put it in a box, and took it to a local rescue center.
Police believe the snake may have been a pet and was let go, but they were unable to locate the owner.
The Arlington Police Department took to Facebook to say, "You never know the calls you might get on a Saturday night!"