Snowman comes to life, 2 killed, 9 injured

Saturday, December 15th, 2001 - 11:52 am PST

In an event scientists, philosophers, religious believers, and the police are still struggling to understand, two children were killed and nine others injured when a snowman they had built unexpectedly came to life and immediately went on rampage. Bodies of the victims lay strewn across a nearby snowy field as police and swat teams surrounded the building where the living snowman had holed up with hostages. When negotiations broke down, police stormed the greenhouse only to find six frightened children, a small cache of weapons, and large puddle of water.