A man who was sleeping in his bed in the Thai capital of Bangkok, became alarmed when a stabbing pain in his penal column caused him to sit bolt upright and shout:
Moys Kenwood, 52, had returned home from work in a state of near-collapse, and had quickly showered and flopped naked onto the bed for forty winks. His consciousness behind him, he slept a deep, deep sleep.
The next part of the tale is related by a neighbor who was roused from her own reverie by a blood-curdling scream emanating from Kenwood's apartment. She said:
"I heard this chilling scream, like a man who has awoken to find himself being devoured by a tiger, or, perhaps, a Great White Shark."
It was, of course, neither of these things.
Kenwood's neighbor at the other side told us:
"We have a problem with ants in the building. Most of them are harmless, but there are some that might give a nasty bite, especially if they crawl inside somewhere sensitive, which is what I suspect has happened here."
The victim, himself, later admitted:
"I got a bit of a nasty shock. I'll be throbbing for a while, but I've learnt my lesson. I'll sleep with my underpants on in the future!"