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Tesco shopper finds deadly spider in bananas whose bite could give a man a four hour erection

The spider's bite can give a man a four hour erection

Horror: Maria believes the creepy crawly she found was the deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider

A mum had the fright of her life when she discovered a rare and deadly spider hiding in a bunch of supermarket bananas – whose venom can give a man a four hour erection.

Maria Layton, 43, opened the bag of fruit she bought from Tesco to find they were infested with eggs which she believes are from the Brazilian Wandering Spider – the most deadly in the world.

She searched Google and found out the species is deadly and its venom can kill a human in just two hours, but can also give male victims a painful four-hour erection.

As soon as Maria spotted the cocoon the spiders started to hatch so she quickly put them in a sealed container in the freezer and called Tesco customer services.

The spider’s venom is currently being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments.

SWNS The banana complete with erection giving spiders found by shopper Maria Layton

Hatching: The bananas carried eggs from the deadly spider ready to hatch

Mother-of-two Maria went to open the bag for her eldest daughter Siri, six, but noticed there was something strange on the side of one of the bananas, which had been imported from Costa Rica.

The full-time mum said: “My husband bought the bananas from Tesco, they had been in the house a whole day before I ripped the bag open.

“Siri asked for a banana. The first banana had a funny bit on it, so I got another one for her and that was when I found the massive spider cocoon.

“There was a spider web on the other bananas too.

“I recognised it because I remembered seeing a news story about them, so when I saw the cocoon it rang a bell and I thought I should check it so I Google’d it.

“I went through the images and there was an image which looked very similar to mine.

“I was so scared – I don’t like spiders at the best of times, but have read about the Brazilian Wandering Spiders – and was very frightened about the potential threat.

“The spider cocoon started to unfurl so I put it in a sealed box and put it in the freezer as I read that that is supposed to kill them.”

Getty Brazilian Wandering Spider

Rare: The venomous wandering spider which Maria Layton identified from Google

“I’m glad it was me rather than Siri that opened the bananas, I think the spiders are more likely to bite small children rather than older people,” she added.

The Brazilian Wandering Spider are mainly active during the night, and walk across the jungle floor.

But during the day they hide inside banana plants hence the nickname ‘banana spider’.

Maria Layton lives in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, and her husband bought the bananas from a branch of Tesco in Pontardawe in South Wales.

Shocked by her discovery, and the threat to her and her children – Siri, six, and Phoebe, three, Maria contacted Tesco customer services.

Tesco said that Maria should bring the bananas, deadly spiders and all, back to the store so that the bar code could be scanned and her money refunded.

Maria said: “Tesco were a bit useless, I was really concerned about the possibility of this dangerous spider and spider eggs in my house and really wanted some helpful advice on how to act.

“I wasn’t sure if other spiders or eggs had escaped when I ripped the bag open.

“I posted the picture on Tesco Facebook page and they told me to send the wrapper in so they could get the bar-code to refund me.”

SWNS The banana complete with erection giving spiders found by shopper Maria Layton

Refund: Tesco told shopper Maria Layton to take the fruit back to the store

“I was shocked, they failed to see the potential threat to me and my family and thought I was only interested in having a pound or so back,” the mum added.

“I called Food Standards but they said it wasn’t anything to do with them, I called Trading Standards but they were shut.

“I spent an hour-and-a-half ringing round trying to get some help – while I had this potentially killer spider in the house.”

A spokesperson for Tesco said: “We’ve apologised to Mrs Layton and offered a gesture of goodwill.

“We’ve asked her to return the product to our store so we can conduct a full investigation.”

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Shocking footage reveals robber dousing store clerk in lighter fluid and threatening to set him on fire unless he hands over cash

Shocking footage reveals robber dousing store clerk in lighter fluid and threatening to set him on fire unless he hands over cash

Suspect entered Kangaroo Express in Palm Bay, Florida, on Saturday

Had his face covered with a shirt and was wearing sunglasses 

Emptied flammable contents of the bottle on the terrified employee 

Clerk then handed over money and the suspect fled  

A robber doused a convenience store employee in lighter fluid and threatened to set him on fire if he didn’t hand over money.

Shocking CCTV footage shows the suspect running into Kangaroo Express in Palm Bay, Florida, at 2am on Saturday with a shirt and sunglasses covering his face.

He then emptied the flammable contents of the bottle on the terrified employee and held up a lighter.

Raid: The man wearing sunglasses and a shirt over his head enters Kangaroo Express in Palm Bay, Florida, at 2am on Saturday

Attack: He then empties the flammable contents of the bottle on the terrified employee and threatened to set him on fire

The attacker then told the victim that he would set him alight if he didn’t give him cash. The clerk complied and emptied the contents of the till into a bag from under the counter.

He handed over the money and the suspect fled. On Thursday, the robber was still on the run.

Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department told Florida Today: ‘The suspect entered the store with his lighter fluid and threatened to set the clerk on fire.

‘He used his shirt to cover his face and had on shades.’

Police have not made any arrests in connection with the incident.

Robber threatens to burn store clerk alive using lighter fluid

Threat: The suspect holds up a lighter while the employee follows his demands and empties out the till

Esacpe: The clerk reaches below the counter and grabs a bag to put the cash in. The robber then flees and is still on the run 


Store Workers Pranked into Destroying Thier Own Store

circle k employees prank caller

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Two employees of a Circle K convenience store in Globe, Arizona decimated their own store after being fooled by a prank caller. My God, how did this not happen in Florida?

The prankster called in and posed as Circle K corporate security, they claimed a fire alarm was going off and he instructed the employees to do certain things to stop the alarm.

“The first thing they asked him to do was discharge a fire extinguishers inside the fire, which apparently did not raise any alarms when they did that. Even though there were customers inside the store,” said a spokesperson with the Globe Police Department.

The caller then went on to tell them to throw the extinguishers through the windows, which they did.

“They finally ordered them to break the computer which is kind of when the light bulb went off that this is a prank call… unfortunately it didn’t go off any sooner, and the store employees caused a significant amount of damage to the store,” he said.

All of this took place while customers were still inside the store. No wonder Circle K asked local news affiliate FOX 10 not to run the story on these morons.


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