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Man charged in Tim Hortons snake toss given conditional sentence

Sandwich order gone wrong: dispute over diced onions leads to snake being thrown in a Saskatoon Tim Hortons.
One of two men charged with tossing a snake over a Saskatoon Tim Hortons counter has been given a conditional sentence. Saskatoon Police Service / Supplied

SASKATOON – One of two men charged after a bizarre crime in Saskatoon has been sentenced. Back on Dec. 18, 2014, a snake was tossed over the counter of the Tim Hortons’ on 22nd Street West near Avenue F.

Police said it happened after a dispute over diced onions.

Officers were able to catch the non-venomous garter snake – who police named Outlaw – and no one was physically injured.

READ MORE: Video surfaces of snake thrown in Saskatoon Tim Hortons

Christopher Cook was charged with mischief and causing a disturbance.

On Thursday, Cook was given a six-month conditional sentence and ordered not to go back to the store. He is also required to pay a $500 surcharge.

His lawyer told the court that Cook also wrote a letter of apology to Tim Hortons and donated $500 to a charity.

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His co-accused, Luke Apooch, is wanted on a bench warrant after failing to appear at his last court appearance.

Watch below: Video posted to Facebook of a snake being tossed over the counter of a Saskatoon Tim Hortons.