Six-year old Timmy Bradbury was vacationing with his family in Panama City Beach, Florida when he struck oil while digging in the sand with is little shovel and bucket. All of a sudden, oil started oozing to the top of the sand and a mini-gusher emerged soaking little Timmy and his sister, Emily, with crude oil.
Dave Bradbury at first thought the gusher would stop as soon as it started but oil just continued to spew form the hole. The more they tried to stop the gusher, the more it just grew until it was gushing at least 6 feet into the air.
The father told his wife to get to the Mayor's office immediately and file a claim for the oil well. Although the Bradbury's don't own the beach and in fact, don't even live in Florida, but were on holiday from London, England, they still believe little Timmy is the owner of the gusher and have hired attorneys to protect their claim until he whole thing can be sorted out.
Meanwhile, BP Oil has approached the Bradburys and offered to buy the gusher for an undisclosed amount. The offer is said to be so handsome that the Bradburys believe they can prevail on their claim and are therefore holding out for much, much more.
Meanwhile, little Emily Bradbury and her mother have decided to go shopping for some new beachwear after Emily's cute My Little Pony bathing suit was ruined by the gusher. "Timmy can be a handful," said Mrs. Bradbury, "but this time he's done something really phenomenal. He's given us a reason to shop."