Monday, July 10, 2006

Strange and in the News

People are nuts!!!
Here's an article I found while searching for some strange news...I always love that kind of junk!!!!

Woman Jailed for Mouse-In-Soup Scam

The Associated PressJul 6, 2006 8:36 AM

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A woman who tried to extort money from the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain by putting a dead mouse in a bowl of soup was sentenced to a year in jail.

Carla Patterson, 38, and her 22-year-old son, Ricky Patterson, sought $500,000 from the chain after claiming they found the rodent in the vegetable soup the woman ordered at a Newport News restaurant on Mother's Day weekend in 2004.

A jury convicted the Pattersons of conspiracy to commit extortion in April. The Pattersons maintained their innocence, but evidence included tests showed the mouse had not been cooked and had not drowned but instead died of a fractured skull.

Carla Patterson wept Wednesday as a judge imposed the jail sentence and a $2,500 fine. Defense lawyer Michael Woods said Patterson plans to appeal.

Ricky Patterson's sentencing, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed until Sept. 14. He is at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail in Williamsburg after pleading guilty to forgery in an unrelated check-fraud case.


Andrea said...

I'm seriously looking for a get rich quick scheme ----- I'll mark this one off the list.

enN2sp said...

That is Strange, but I wish they would do that to everyone that puts some thing foreign in their food.

When B and I use to work at Red Lobster people would put FLIES in their food when they would be almost done so they wouldn't have to pay for it.

This would be right in the middle of summer when there were flies to catch and put in their food.

It only happened once that I know of in the winter. But where did the fly come from.

allison said...

yeah, we had people try to complain about their food after they had eaten almost all of it when I worked in the cafeteria.

But........a mouse!!!!! That woman is sick for carrying that thing around.....eeewwwwwwwww!!!!

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The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says, "Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question.

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