Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it.Besides, how often can you write the phrase "vengeful mouse?"
"I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," Mares said from a motel room Saturday.
Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window, and the flames spread up from there and throughout the house.
No was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed.
Monday, January 09, 2006
This sounds like something out of a sick cartoon. I feel sorry for the old man, but sometimes nature does get her revenge.