The suit alleges Ms. White was pushing a full shopping cart in the grocery aisle of the Abbeville Wal-Mart on Oct. 11 when a large nutria emerged from behind a Coke machine and ran toward her.
"Fearing for her safety," the suit alleges, Ms. White tried to protect herself with the cart, but in the process rolled a wheel over her foot, causing injury.
The lawsuit goes on to claim that when store workers came to White's aid, they made light of the incident, "telling (the) petitioner…they could see that she had an encounter with 'Norman,' a name the employees had given to the rat."
Stay with me here. Norman's the rat, Anthony's the, uh, attorney.
The lawsuit, which claims Ms. White needed surgery to her foot as a result of the rodent encounter and seeks further compensation for her "pain suffering and metal anguish," claims Wal-Mart and its employees were negligent because they failed to:
- Warn her of the nutria prior to her entering the store.