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Friday, August 13, 2010

Man Claims Mouse Attack Led to Car Accident

Posted By on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 1:11 PM

We see no signs of a mouse attach. Do you?
  • We see no signs of a mouse attach. Do you?

Let the tale of Kenneth Henry's recent car accident serve as a vital reminder: If you are transporting mice purchased to feed a friend's snake, make sure they are securely packaged in your car.

There are two versions of this story: Henry's and the cops'.

Henry claims that he was a good friend and went out to buy some mice on which a friend's snake would later feast. Mid-route, one mouse escaped his enclosure and jumped on his face. Let me repeat that: The mouse escaped his closure and jumped — yes, jumped — onto Henry's face.

Whether or not this is true, we can agree such a circumstance would be hazardous while driving.

Anyway, Henry, being bitten and scratched by the mouse, lost control of his car and plowed through a driveway and into someone's yard.

The police are a bit skeptical of Henry's story, mainly the part where he claims the mouse jumped on his face. Their version is much more realistic: Henry was driving and most likely reached over to adjust the mice container, maybe even trying to urge an escaped mouse back into the carrier, when he took his eyes off the road and crashed his vehicle.

Police noticed no signs of a mouse attack, though we're unsure of what one looks for when investigating for signs of a mouse attack.

Oh, and WJW reports that Henry did not have a valid license. Maybe the mouse stole it?

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