Man With Frog Phobia Wins $1.6M

by Nate Wooley | April 9, 2013 12:30 pm

Man With Frog Phobia Wins $1.6M

leap year frog 630 300x168 Man With Frog Phobia Wins $1.6M[1]A man with a severe phobia of frogs has won $1.6 million in court.

Paul Marinaccio, Sr. — who developed his frog fear as a child when a man chased him with bullfrogs — said he’d been a prisoner in his home after a local development caused it to be surrounded by frogs, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting[2].

The development’s runoff water turned Marinaccio’s 40-acres of land into a wetlands and led to a huge new generation of amphibians. Marinaccio told the court that he couldn’t leave his home because there were frogs everywhere.

In his 2009 testimony, Marinaccio claimed, “I am petrified. I go home at night and I can’t get in my garage because of the frogs. They’re right in front of the damn door, OK?

The seven-year-long dispute ended when the court ruled in favor of Marinaccio against the developer and the town of Clarence. Marinaccio was awarded $1.6 million but not the additional $250,000 he asked for in punitive damages.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/leap-year-frog-630.jpg
  2. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Frog-phobic-gets-1-6M-over-runoff-flooding-4416659.php
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