You can get in big trouble if you handle a man's snake without asking first.
Waltz first tried to deny the crime, police said, but after witnesses identified the snakes (from a line-up?) in his car as Leaton's, Waltz admitted he took them because "he thought Leaton had obtained them through theft," according to nwitimes.com.
See officer, he's just being a responsible citizen.
Then Waltz said he took them because Leaton never gave him the snake he had promised, police said.
See officer, he's just being a responsible, take-what-I'm-owed-by-force citizen.
Leaton explained to police that he was waiting for the eggs to hatch before he gave a snake to Waltz, reports nwitimes.com.
Waltz, who had also reportedly threatened Leaton, was charged with theft and intimidation. He faces up to six years in prison.