Posted September 16, 2013

Golfer Fights Crocodile, Loses Two Fingers, Sues Course

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J.C. RIce

J.C. RIce

Cue up your Happy Gilmore jokes–Long Island resident Edward Lunger was attacked by a crocodile on a Cancun golf course and bit on the left arm. Lunger managed to somehow wrestle the croc loose, allowing his golfing buddy Mark Martin to grab a boulder to crush the beast’s head. And that’s not even the crazy part:

Paramedics took Lunger to a private hospital where, he claims, he was forced to pay the $17,800 bill up front before he could get treatment.

The men, and two other friends, split the tab on their credit cards.

Now he’s suing the course for $2.25 million for not adequately warning of roaming blood-thirsty reptiles. For their part, the golf course tried to diffuse liability in about the stupidest way possible:

Adding insult to the devastating injuries he faced, Lunger said Iberostar reps began pressuring him to sign papers absolving the resort of responsibility — and when that failed, it allegedly spread rumors that Lunger prompted the attack by teasing the croc with chicken.

“We came with nothing,” Martin fumed. “We rented the clubs there. We [bought] the balls there. Where would we be getting chicken?”

At least, thanks to his and his friend’s quick wits, Luger came out relatively OK. His career as an ad man, however, is likely over.

[CBS Sports, NY Post]

5 comments
ssmon
ssmon

send happy gilmore after that croc

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

These are the kind of lawsuits that are ridiculous. Hope the judge throws it out. Can't fix stupid with duct tape

MrArlington
MrArlington

I am not sure who dumber between these two. I don't believe the guy was baiting the gator with chicken, nor do  I believe this guy was randomly bit by a gator. Keep your hands to yourself and this stuff doesn't happen.

Sam34
Sam34

ok here is my question- if he was playing golf why did he hit the croc with his hand and not a golf club? if the croc is going for his ball use a 9 iron- not your fingers  jest a thought-