- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Police say they have arrested an Oracle man who tried to use a rattlesnake to kill someone.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says the 38-year-old man was arrested July 23 when officers went to investigate gunfire at a home north of Tucson.

Police say the homeowner told them that the other man broke in and accused him of ratting on his friend.

Officers say he hit the resident with a board, had him kneel and fired a gunshot at a nearby object.

Then he tried to get a rattlesnake he brought with him to bite the man.

The snake did not comply.

The man was booked in Pinal County jail on suspicion of several charges, including aggravated assault.

Deputies found the snake in the house and release it back into the wild.

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