Avian Attack: Houston neighborhood dealing with a real-life case of 'Angry Birds' (w/ video)Houston, TX (CNN) - What's happening in a Texas neighborhood gives new meaning to the phrase "Angry Birds" - but this is no game. People are being attacked outside a business in metro Houston. One incident was caught on camera.
By: Marcelino Benito, CNN
Houston, TX (CNN) - What's happening in a Texas neighborhood gives new meaning to the phrase "Angry Birds" - but this is no game. People are being attacked outside a business in metro Houston. One incident was caught on camera.
Lonny Sieger – Witness: "We got some kamikaze birds."
Those birds bombed a trucker named Benny who was just walking back to his rig.
Lonny Sieger: "You can see a bird swoop down."
Benny Hines – Attacked by Birds: "I took off my cap and started waving them away. And all of a sudden it was more than one bird."
First one bird, then in seconds, three others.
Lonny Sieger: "And that's when he come running around. And he was running. I mean, he was running."
Michelle Bradley – Witness: "Running for fear of his life."
And the birds were close behind.
Benny Hines: "The more I tried to fight them off, the worse it got. I'm trying to figure out why-why they were after me."
Lonny Sieger: "All of a sudden that bird hits him, and he just-poof, went flying."
Benny was down, bleeding and unconscious.
Jennifer Zavala – Witness: "Open gash wounds, it was bloody, just awful."
He also lost a tooth. People inside the store heard the commotion, rushed to help the man on the ground and called 911. But no one knew what happened to him, until they checked the video.
Jamie Sieger – Witness: "Everybody was like show me that again, show me that again."
It's a bizarre mystery. No one really knows why the birds attacked Benny, but one possible theory - a baby bird. It's been in the parking lot for the last few days. It can't fly, and around us the birds just stand and watch."
It's creepy, like a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock’s "the birds,” and this tale gets creepier because today it happened again.
Lonny Sieger: "I felt something and there was a bird coming after my a**."
This time just one bird, one dive, no injuries. But...
Michelle Bradley: "Attack of killer birds."
All this has people at The Chrome Shop watching the birds just as closely as they're watching them. And as for Benny, he's out of the hospital and back on the road hoping he doesn't run into any more birds.
Benny Hines: "They had to put some stitches in my face."