Hiroshi Motohashi was angry with the management of the Studio City sushi restaurant, so police said he decided to leave something for other customers to remember him by.
Instead of “dropping the mic” after a memorable rant, officials say the 46-year-old man dropped a 13-foot-long snake in the middle of the restaurant — then slithered out.
Motohashi later was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, said Lt. Jim Gavin of the Los Angeles Police Department in Van Nuys.
The cold-blooded act unfolded about 7:20 p.m. Sunday when Motohashi entered Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in the 12900 block of Ventura Boulevard and showed off a small snake to customers sitting down for dinner.
Restaurant managers confronted Motohashi and asked him to leave, Gavin said.
Motohashi left, but returned minutes later to the restaurant with an even bigger snake: a 13-foot-long python.
The snake owner said, “[Expletive], you guys,” then dropped the larger snake in the middle of the restaurant floor and walked out, the lieutenant said.
There was no confusing the yellow python slithering on the restaurant floor with a supersized caterpillar roll.
Employees told KCBS-TV that Motohashi had paid for a $200 meal before showing off the smaller snake to customers. The customers did not like that. They liked the giant snake even less. Some terrified customers even ran out of the restaurant, the station reported.