Can a person really be “scared to death“?
Prosecutors are trying to charge a bank robber for murder after he broke into a little old lady’s home and hid there. The little old lady apparently found him in her home and died from a heart attack. Police are trying to say that the cause of the heart attack was “terror” from the adrenaline rush the lady experienced when she found the hiding felon.
I’m not buying it.
Maaaaybe in theory. Maaaaybe we’ll see this scenario on some future episode of “House.” In reality a prosecutor is going to have a hard time proving beyond a reasonable doubt that an adrenaline rush caused a woman to die. If her heart was that fragile, how do we know that it wasn’t just her walking up the stairs to change the channel to “the Price is Right”?
If we’re saying that sudden CNS stimulation is causing sudden death, are coffee cans and Starbucks cups going to have to post a disclaimer that “this stuff can kill you”?
Just don’t get rid of my Red Bull.