Well, this is quite the story! We just recently found out that a couple is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Supposedly, a rat bit a man. Yes, you read that right. A rat landed on the wife’s wheelchair, and when the husband went to knock it off, it bit him.
Galen Haldeman, then 59, and his wife, Carol, who was in the wheelchair, were leaving Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin attraction in Tomorrowland when a large rat ran into the merchandise store near the ride, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Circuit Court.
Somebody yelled, “Rat!” and kicked the animal, the lawsuit said. The animal jumped onto the wheel of Haldeman’s wheelchair.
“Just as the rat was about to bite into Carol’s arm, Galen grabbed the rat and yanked it off the chair,” the lawsuit said. “As he did so, the rat bit into one of Galen’s fingers. Galen had to twist the rat’s neck, and the rat fell to the floor where someone threw an empty plastic container over it.”
A Disney Cast Member hurried over, urging visitors not to photograph the animal, and took the rat away, according to the lawsuit.
“Disney violated its duty to keep its park clean and safe by allowing conditions to get to the point where rats were inhabiting the park and were even bold enough to come out openly, among people,” read the lawsuit filed March 19.
The couple is suing for more than $15,000 after Galen Haldeman attributed ensuing medical expenses, physical handicap, disfigurement, mental anguish and other problems to the incident.
I told you, quite the story!
Source: Orlando Sentinel
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