Mountain Dew Dead Mouse – A Mountain Dew can had prompted a lawsuit against PepsiCo from a man in Illinois who allegedly found a mouse that was dead in his drink.
Ronald Ball says after purchasing the drink he opened it and took a sip of something that tasted very foul. In the paperwork filed he states that he “took a drink, and immediately became violently ill such that he began to vomit.”
Before filing the suit Ball went ahead and sent the dead rat from his can of Dew with a letter to Pepsi. However, Ball says the company destroyed the evidence.
“The contents of said can of Mountain Dew were immediately poured into a Styrofoam cup wherein a dead mouse was found,” the suit claims.
Now Pepsi is arguing that if the mouse had gotten into the can before it was sealed and shipped it would have dissolved before it got into the hands of Ball.
Apparently, Pepsi is being backed up by veterinarian Lawrence McGill who said the mouse would have become a “jelly-like” substance after 30 days due to the acidic fluid. Pepsi claims that the can was packed and shipped in April of 2009 and Ball says the incident happened in November of 2009.
Ball is seeking $50,000 in damages and Pepsi is seeking for the lawsuit to be dismissed. The suit starts in court on January 11th.