Stolen Van Filled With Scorpions, Spiders, and Other Creepy Crawlies
An Arizona man, known as Wild-man Phil (pictured on the left), travels across the country visiting birthday parties, elementary schools, and churches putting on a show with all sorts of cool and interesting bugs and reptiles.
While traveling to a Colorado show, the entertainer stopped at a Wal-Mart to pick up supplies. In order to keep the reptiles and other creepy crawly things warm and healthy, he needed to keep the van’s heat running while in the store. That proved to be an unfortunate mistake, because when he came back out, his vehicle was gone!
Inside the van there were three scorpions, and a tarantula. Wild man Phil also had all of his personal belongings stolen, along with a tortoise, rattlesnake, python, and other various lizards, and non-venomous snakes.
Englewood, Colorado police are looking for Wild man Phil’s van; a 1999 blue GMC van, with an Arizona License plate of TEDDIJO.
Spider, Scorpion, and Snake Karma?
Imagine the reaction the thief must have had as he opened the grey tubs that where holding the spiders, scorpions, and snakes. I bet he didn’t know what he had gotten himself into. While the thief was likely expecting a bin full of valuables, like tools or even a laptop, what he got was a deadly rattlesnake and stinging scorpions. Instead of Snakes on a Plane, we have Snakes in a Van!
I wonder if he got bit… Now that would be Karma!
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While most of us are hoping this thief gets what he or she deserves, we all shutter at the thought of having scorpions and spiders in our homes, and heaven forbid, in our cars. If you are a Mesa, AZ resident, you can find scorpions in your home, and a few have even made their way into cars. Don’t be one of the people who gets stung by a scorpion. Scorpion stings are painful! Get Mesa scorpion control today!
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