Okay, picture the scene. You work at an airport in Louisiana and you see a package come by. Contents: teeth. Of all the hundreds of packages you likely see in a day, this one catches your eye. What do you do? The sane would just let them go by, continuing on their way to the Northeast to meet their final destination, Flyers forward Ian Laperriere's mouth.â†µ
But, no. Not this guy. I know it's hard, but try forgetting the ridiculously obvious and therefore less-than-clever Southern redneck who needs a new set of teeth jokes. Still, this guy in Louisiana stole Laperriere's teeth. And now, he's ticked off a guy who's known as one of the most affable people in the sport.
"I’m so angry. The box came and it was empty. When you’re 20 years old and you lose some teeth, it’s OK, now you look like a hockey player. But when you are 36, it’s not so cool.â†µ
"Who’s going to wear them? They’re not going to fit anyone except me."
Oh, and not only did he steal the teeth. He also sealed the box and shipped it off to Philadelphia like nothing happened.â†µ
To make matters worse, Laperriere was scheduled to tape a commercial promoting a charitable effort where fans who bring shoes to an upcoming Flyers game will be entered into a drawing to win dinner with the player. The good guy that he is, Lappy went on with the show. Cue the hilarious outtakes!â†µ