Sunday, January 08, 2006


Mouse vs. homeowner in Fort Sumner, N.M.

Mouse wins.

The Associated Press reports:
Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it. "I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," Mares said from a motel room Saturday.

Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window, and the flames spread up from there and throughout the house. No was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed. Unseasonably dry and windy conditions have charred more than 53,000 acres and destroyed 10 homes in southeastern New Mexico in recent weeks.
Luciano Mares, your karma is calling.


Anonymous said...

It wasn't enough to just take the mouse outside and harmlessly let it go? This wretched idiot had to throw the poor thing in a pile of burning leaves? And while we're at it, what kind of total imbecile has a pile of burning leaves when there's a severe drought? When this old geezer dies, he'll obviously be no loss to this world. Too bad he wasn't in the house.

Anonymous said...

Guess it's a hoax.

Ron Davis said...

Too good to be true, alas. Even better would be if the guy set up the mouse to cover an arson.