Scorpion sting sends Oregon State's plane back to LA
Some losses sting more than others, but this is just bizarre. In one of the strangest cases of #Pac12AfterDark we've ever seen, Oregon State men's basketball was en route to Corvallis Saturday night after dropping a 68-55 contest with the Trojans in Los Angeles. Then, the Beavers tweeted this:
Tough week for Beavs just got tougher. A scorpion just bit woman two rows in front of @waynetinkle. Plane had to go back to LAX. True story.
— Oregon State Hoops (@OregonStateMBB) February 15, 2015
Oregon State play-by-play announcer Mike Parker tweeted this picture from the cabin of the plane:
Coach Tinkle was just two rows behind the woman that was stung. Paramedics have just come aboard. pic.twitter.com/BPWQjkoxVi
— Mike Parker (@MEPOSU) February 15, 2015
The Twitter-savvy Wayne Tinkle also chimed in with his unmistakable perspective:
Always loved the band "Scorpion" growing up!! It took one look at us and went the other direction. Plane from Mexico problems!
— Wayne Tinkle (@waynetinkle) February 15, 2015
No further information regarding the incident was immediately available. Stay with Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12.com as the story develops.
UPDATE: The Beavers landed safely in Portland at about 11:30 p.m. according to The Oregonian. The woman who was stung remained in Los Angeles to receive medical treatment. The perpetrator was purportedly squashed.