Pizzeria Owner Leaves Mice At Rival Shops

The Associated Press reports:

UPPER DARBY, Pa. – A pizzeria owner with mice problems he blamed on competitors tried to sabotage two rival shops by dumping mice in them Monday, authorities in suburban Philadelphia said.

Upper Darby police said a man walked into Verona Pizza on Monday afternoon and asked to use the bathroom. After he left, the owner said he found footprints on the toilet and noticed that the drop ceiling had been disturbed, and he found a bag tucked up above.

The owner turned the bag over to two police officers who happened to be eating lunch there, and they found three white mice inside, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.

Police say the man then walked across the street to Uncle Nick’s Pizza and dumped another bag into a trash can inside the establishment, and police found five live mice and one dead one inside.

“We have never had anything like this where mice have been used as an instrument of crime,” Chitwood said.

“This is food terrorism by mice.”…

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13 Comments on "Pizzeria Owner Leaves Mice At Rival Shops"

  1. Simiantongue | Mar 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm |

    Maybe he was giving the mice their big break. Anyone can cook.

  2. Simiantongue | Mar 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm |

    Maybe he was giving the mice their big break. Anyone can cook.

  3. Simiantongue | Mar 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm |

    Maybe he was giving the mice their big break. Anyone can cook.

  4. hah… food terrorism.

    What else is terrorism?
    robbing a bank is monetary terrorism.
    starting a cult is Mental terrorism.
    a rape is sexual terrorism.
    etc…

    Want to know what food terrorism really is? Ask Monsanto…

    in the meantime, I think we should all categorize all kinds of terrorism there is like food terrorism. We could make a game out of it. What is a mainstream media example for terrorism, and what would be a version of it that actually makes sense.

  5. hah… food terrorism.

    What else is terrorism?
    robbing a bank is monetary terrorism.
    starting a cult is Mental terrorism.
    a rape is sexual terrorism.
    etc…

    Want to know what food terrorism really is? Ask Monsanto…

    in the meantime, I think we should all categorize all kinds of terrorism there is like food terrorism. We could make a game out of it. What is a mainstream media example for terrorism, and what would be a version of it that actually makes sense.

  6. I’ll wager that was the first ever use of the phrase “terrorism by mice” in the English language.

  7. Anonymous | Mar 7, 2011 at 7:01 am |

    Not really a laughing matter, if the mice were not totally clean and free of disease, they he could be liable for attempting to spread of those diseases. Perhaps you might have heard of the black death http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_death, the bubonic plague http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague.
    So attempting to spread disease in a restaurant is no laughing matter, if the police and food health authorities decide a more sterner view of the incident should be taken.

  8. Truly this was a second 9/11.

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