My friend Lou had it even worse. She took her hamster out in its cage for some sun and didn't think about the fact that the cage had a metal bottom. A half an hour later, her son's pet was shake and bake!
But what motivated this Italian man to throw the hamsters (and one guineau pig) out the window? The world may never know...see, these are the hard-hitting questions that I would ask as a journalist...
Italian arrested for throwing hamsters
ROME (Reuters) - A retired Italian man could face up to a year and a half in prison if found guilty of killing his six pet hamsters and one guinea-pig by throwing them off his terrace into passing traffic. The man, detained by police after the guinea-pig crashed into the windscreen of a car, told officials that he had accidentally knocked the animals off his terrace while sweeping, AGI news agency reported on Thursday.
Police in the northern coastal town of Imperia discovered the hamsters' bodies littered across the street after the motorist complained about the broken windscreen. By studying the trajectory of the pets' bodies they were able to identify the pensioner's apartment. Under a new cruelty to animals law, the man could be sent to jail for between three to 18 months for killing the pets. He will also be held responsible for the damage to the windscreen.