Cold sweat! Chinese woman discovers dead mouse in ice pop

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/4/26 17:58:39

Woman finds dead mouse in pop

A screengrab shows a rodent's furry tail sticking out of Yang's half-eaten ice pop. Photo: The Beijing News

A Chinese woman claimed she bit into an ice pop only to find a dead, frozen mouse inside.

Yang Xinru of Huai'an, Jiangsu Province said she made the discovery after buying the treat from a local market on Tuesday.

Video shared by Yang shows the half-eaten pop with the rodent's furry tail sticking out. "I thought it was a caterpillar at first," Yang told The Beijing News. "Then I tried pulling it and it wouldn't come out. That's when I realized it was a tail."

Yang said she sought 50,000 yuan ($7,900) from the market in compensation.

The market, however, offered her more ice pops. When Yang didn't agree, they offered a maximum 2,000 yuan.

"I almost ate a mouse. Is that a small issue that can be solved with a couple thousand yuan?" Yang said.

Yang filed a complaint with local authorities; only to be told there was a 1,000-yuan compensation cap on such cases unless it involves bodily harm.

"Compensation would then be awarded based on a hospital medical report," said a local market supervision employee surnamed Zhu.

The dispute was unresolved as of press time.

The Beijing News

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