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November 09, 2012

Man sues bar for serving him "ghost pepper" shot

After drinking the shot, the man said he felt as if he was having a heart attack

By EMS1 Staff

XENIA, Ohio — An Ohio man is suing a bar for allegedly serving him a shot that had extract from a "ghost pepper," the spiciest naturally-grown pepper in the world.

Brady W. Bennet filed a personal injury complaint against Adobe Gila's at The Greene for negligence at the Dec. 2011 incident, according to Dayton Daily News.

Bennet's suit alleges that he and a friend were drinking beer and were asked by bar staff if they wanted a free shot. The pair asked for a tequila shot.

After taking the shot, Bennet immediately fell to the ground and said he felt as if his throat was swelling shut and his nose, mouth and lungs were on fire and felt like he was about to have a heart attack. Someone then called 911.

The bar's owner denies any wrongdoing, saying Bennet wanted a "crazy shot" and that ghost peppers are nowhere in their establishment.

Bennet says he still suffering the effects of the alleged ghost pepper, saying when he goes to the bathroom, "it is an excruciating experience."

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