According to the Michigan Humane Society, the snake is tame and likely was a pet that escaped from someone's house, WXYZ reported.
The humane society said the snake was brought to the Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care by Detroit Zoo officials. Society officials said it has found homes for 15 ball pythons since 2010, WXYZ reported.
The snake never got inside the dealership, but the workers did not want to see it get hurt, WDIV reported.
"Ferndale police, God love them, but they say they work on dogs only," Hay told the television station. "We called the zoo."