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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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Lloyd W. Seawright II Lloyd W. Seawright II Friday, November 09, 2012 2:25:29 PM BIG BOYS ONLY!
Harrie Dennison Harrie Dennison Friday, November 09, 2012 3:56:31 PM Come on ice cream!
Steve Cole Steve Cole Friday, November 09, 2012 5:17:18 PM If it is still burning when he goes tothe bathroom, I would suggest the problem is a different one.
Grant Johnson Grant Johnson Friday, November 09, 2012 5:22:28 PM Sounds like someone lost their big boy pants and can only wear lacy panties.
Ed Stachura Ed Stachura Friday, November 09, 2012 6:04:09 PM Major case of "exposed vaginitis" going on here. Part of the settlement should include a lifetime supply of Victorias Secret "cheekies, and pads.
Patty Slocumb Patty Slocumb Friday, November 09, 2012 8:24:54 PM What a pasqueeter!!! The guy had some serious issues if he's ”still” having issues when he goes to the bathroom. That would haves gone away by the first day...second at the most. I will bed in his
Patty Slocumb Patty Slocumb Friday, November 09, 2012 8:28:00 PM I hate auto text. Anyway it would be in his best interest to drop his case because he has the burden of proof
Shauna Pintarelli Shauna Pintarelli Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:02:57 AM Ahhhhhaaaaa....what a wuss.
Mathew Kagis Mathew Kagis Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:47:15 AM And now for our musical interlude... Frank Zappa sings 'Why does it hurt when I pee?"
Darren Stevens Darren Stevens Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:48:25 AM Sounds more like a case of the old fashioned term (CLAP)
Keith Goodman Keith Goodman Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:51:31 AM Really....when has a bar ever served a free shot. He must have been really drunk.
Kevin Sands Kevin Sands Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:19:42 PM Imagine that. Sime dumbass needing some money!!!! Drunk and stupid does not constitute a law suit.
Bill Woofer Crane Bill Woofer Crane Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:10:27 PM I have had A LOT of free shots from bars over the years. When you drink like I used to, it went with the territory.
Antares Bravo Rubio Antares Bravo Rubio Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:45:06 PM Ivan Carbajal Muñoz, GHOST PEPPER SHOT! tomalaaaa!
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:24:47 AM Any place which does actually serve the ghost pepper will have a warning that comes with it and will not recommend everyone to try it. Those who are sensitive, the effects can be devastating. But, is would also be difficult to prove at this point of someone placing ghost pepper into his drink.

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