Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Darby O'Gill and the SUV

The following incident was documented by a vigilant motorist who snapped this photo just as a leprechaun was run over by a SUV on RT 241 in Orange County, California. From eye witness accounts, the little man was trying to retrieve his pot o' gold at the end of a rainbow.

A 2002 Ford Explorer, operated by 44 year old Michael Banaczyk of 2341 E. Rainer Ave., struck the leprechaun when the driver failed to stop in time. Wet road conditions are listed as attributing factors to this fatal accident.

The leprechaun, tentatively identified as Wee Johnny "Lucky Charms™" McFadden, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics of the St. Albans Volunteer Emergency Service.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

While no charges have been lodged at this time, a toxicology test has been scheduled for the leprechaun to determine if he was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Eye witnesses at the scene report a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" coming from the decedent's remains. They also report that the leprechaun was partially nude while "prancing around like a madman" in the middle of the road and rubbing himself with brightly colored coins just before the accident. The coins, a small iron pot and several boxes of a sugary breakfast ceral were recovered by police.

The End of the Rainbow or the End of the Line for Wee Johnny McFadden?





This article about the end of a rainbow photographed by a motorist in Southern California was reported in the Orange County Register.

No leprechauns were injured during the making of this parody.

I did this because with all the rotten news coming out of Washington, you gotta lighten up sometime or go nuts.

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