Crime Doesn’t Pay, But It Can Be Funny

We’ve all thought about sticking our hand into a vending machine to see if a product could be reached and pulled out of it, without paying, maybe even tried it.  A 17 year old San Diego teen tried to do just that with a Coke machine early Saturday morning and got stuck.  Real stuck.  Like, totally stuck.

The high school student attempted to put his whole arm up and into the receiving slot of the machine and got it wedged in there. How long the teen sat there, stuck, isn’t clear but he eventually was seen by someone who called police.  After attempts to find someone with a key failed, a trio of fire, rescue and police were unable to open the machine with a mix of crowbars and axes the big stuff – hydraulic cutters – were brought in along with rotary saws and air chisels finally freed the kid.

His injuries were very minor but the machine was destroyed.  The teen was arrested on charges of petty theft and will likely be responsible for the bill for the rescue services and the cost of the damages to the vending machine.

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You’ll Never Know There’s a Mouse in Your Mountain Dew

That is actually the defense that PepsiCo is putting forth in a case of a Illinois man who claims that he found a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew.

In 2009 Ronald Ball drank a can of Dew that he purchased from a vending machine, it made him violently ill and as he poured the remaining amount into a cup, a mouse poured out too, as he claims.

But the Madison St Clair Record is reporting that Pepsi has moved to dismiss the case based on the simple fact that a mouse that was trapped in a can of the soda would have dissolved and become a “jelly like” substance long before anyone had a chance to drink the contents.

Which leads to the question, have we all been drinking the dissolved remnants of trapped rodents, bugs or human body parts in Mountain Dew all this time and just not known it?

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