Hold my beer! Man sues after 'finding two dead geckos at the bottom of his Heineken'
- George Toubbeh said he found two dead geckos in his Heineken beer in August 2015 in Fountain Valley, California
- The man claims their presence made him sick and caused him to vomit
- Toubbeh filed suit on Friday, suing Heineken and Kroger Co., which owns the local Ralph's store where he purchased the beer
A man is suing two companies after he claims that he found two dead geckos at the bottom of his Heineken beer.
George Toubbeh said he was doubled over in pain and began vomiting after drinking a 'foul tasting' beer at his home in Fountain Valley, California, in August of 2015.
When his daughter peered inside the 24-ounce beer can, she allegedly discovered two small dead geckos lying at the bottom.
Toubbeh filed suit on Friday against beer manufacturer Heineken and Kroger Co., which owns the local Ralphs store where he purchased the cans.
George Toubbeh said he found two dead geckos in his Heineken beer (pictured) in August 2015 in Fountain Valley, California
The California man said he was doubled over in pain and began vomiting after drinking a 'foul tasting' beer at his home. Pictured: The geckos allegedly in the drink
The California man is suing for unspecified general damages, medical expenses, lost earnings and the cost of the lawsuit, reported the LA Times.
Toubbeh said he had to go the emergency room and was prescribed Xanax and Zofran, which are sedative and nausea medications, the lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, stated: 'When discovered, the geckos had not been decomposed at all and were likely alive when the beer was poured and sealed into the cans in the bottling and/or canning facility.'
Toubbeh filed suit on Friday against Heineken, and Kroger Co., which owns the local Ralphs store (file photo) where he purchased the cans
Heineken has doubts over Toubbeh's allegations and said it had investigated the incident and found there was no merit in his claim, reported ABC 7.
In a statement, the company said Heineken 'holds the safety and integrity of the products we import to the highest standards.
'We have investigated this isolated claim, and based on a number of factors, we confidently believe there is no merit to this claim.' '
Toubbeh’s attorney said he had the beer can examined and the geckos evaluated by a zoologist, each independently.
He added: 'We feel the action is meritorious and viable.'
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