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Man Shopping for Bananas Attacked by a Scorpion Because Nightmares Do Come True

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Everything is horrible

Last week, a guy in Pittsburgh was just doing his thing at Walmart, shopping for fruit and probably not expecting anything horrible to happen. But then, as he reached into a box to retrieve some bananas, a scorpion bit him. A scorpion. In Pittsburgh. Because everything’s the worst.

The man, who did not wish to be identified, said he felt a pinch as something latched onto his hand, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

“I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground,” he told CBS. “I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion.”

He promptly threw a lid on the creature and squashed it. Then he visited a doctor. At least Walmart offered to pay for his medical bill.

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