The Devil You Know



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There are always a few news items that can only inspire slack-jawed wonder.  This one didn’t even happen in Florida.

After espying the devil, a family in Paris lept out the window.  A baby that was being held in its mother’s arms died due to injuries sustained from the 20 foot leap.

You read that correctly.  Sacrebleu!

Obviously, some things are amiss.  What it is, I couldn’t even begin to speculate.  OK, I could, but it would be wild nonsense.  Probably no less absurd than whatever really happened.

A few key points from the article:

a wife woke to see her husband moving about naked in the room, police said.

She began screaming ‘it’s the devil! it’s the devil!’


Police said they had found no evidence of hallucinogenic drugs or unusual religious rituals.

and from Versailles assistant prosecutor Odile Faivre

“In the confusion following this apparent case of mistaken identity, the naked man’s sister-in-law stabbed him in the hand and he was ejected through the front door of the flat.

“When he attempted to get back in, panic erupted and the other occupants of the flat fled by jumping out of the window.

“A number of points surrounding this incident remain to be cleared up,” Mr Faivre said.

This is one of the worst cases of mistaken identity I’ve heard about.

I can’t wait to hear what points they get cleared up from this.

I feel it is necessary to mention that Faivre is pretty close to Favre (Brett, ya know).  That has to factor into this.  He does have a broken heel or something.  Maybe someone should look into that angle.

I picked this up over on Twilight Language, which is fortunately not about sparkly vampires.  Just good ‘ol Loren Coleman ruminating on things such as a family of 11 fleeing from another member of the family (who just happened to be naked).

I keep wondering whether they all went at once or if they had to go single file over the railing.  Besides that, how did they manage to keep it together long enough to stab and eject the devil, but were too overcome after that to do anything besides make a run for the window.

Lastly, why didn’t they have an emergency fire ladder?  I can’t be the only person in the world that grew up with a fire emergency safety ladder in his room.

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2 Responses to The Devil You Know

  1. autumnforest says:

    Jeez, Pangs! I don’t know. He must have been one freaking horrid-looking naked man! Perhaps his nighttime erection was mistaken for a pitchfork???

    • I.M. Pangs says:

      If his phallus was sporting multiple heads, perhaps the family choose the correct reaction. This is perhaps what they meant by “a number of points surrounding this incident”.

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