Man bitten by snake at Pembroke Pines Wal-Mart suing retailer for negligence
Feb 15, 2009~
Wal-Mart is full of signs highlighting low prices, but there should be another warning customers that they might be attacked by snakes on the premises, a bitten shopper says.
Hollywood resident Jay Richitelli filed suit against the mega retailer because a venomous pygmy rattlesnake bit him July 6 last year in the lawn and garden section of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pembroke Pines. He is seeking an unspecified amount in monetary damages in the Broward Circuit Court case. His attorneys said his medical bills could top $100,000.
Richitelli, 42, was the third Floridian within a three-year span to fall victim to a pygmy rattler - a small, ill-tempered snake - slithering around a Wal-Mart garden center. Two men were attacked in separate incidents in 2006 at stores in Central Florida.
This really makes me think twice now. Before I reach into some pots of plants. Next time I am at a garden center.. ewwwwww~~ ~