IJMC - Cockroach Slain, Husband Badly Hurt
Here's one for the Urban Legend files. Now if it is true, it just proves
that it doesn't take all kinds, we just have all kinds... -dave
"Cockroach Slain, Husband Badly Hurt"
Reuters, Tel Aviv
An Israeli woman's fight with a stubborn cockroach put her husband
in the hospital with burns, a broken pelvis and broken ribs, the
Jerusalem Post newspaper reported yesterday.
The woman, frightened by the insect when she found it in their
living room, stepped on it, threw it in a toilet and sprayed a full
can of insecticide on it when it refused to die.
Her husband came home from work, went to the toilet and lit a
cigarette. When he threw the cigarette butt into the bowl, the
insecticide fumes ignited, "seriously burning his sensitive parts," the
When paramedics were called to the home in Tel Aviv, they laughed
so hard when they learned what had happened that they dropped the
stretcher down the stairs, breaking the unidentified man's pelvis and