CHICAGO: Schyler Truesdell, a doorman for Epic Restaurant in Chicago, could not have imagined that a polite greeting would have ended in a lawsuit. But it did when Plaintiff Kelli Belpedio claimed the greeting caused her breast implant to collapse. The complaint alleges that when the doorman squeezed her against his body, she felt a pain in the right side of her chest and a pressure against her right arm. When she awoke the next day, the breast had deflated. Truesdell is described in the lawsuit as “a former college football offensive linemen who weighed approximately 300 pounds.”
Belpedio believes it was Truesdell’s hug that caused the breast implant to lose its busty appeal. What’s a burst breast worth? $50,000 in damages.
PENNSYLVANIA: A Pennsylvania man, stopped at a drunken-driving checkpoint, barked up the wrong tree when he couldn’t resist the urge to bark at Chaos, the police K-9. Chaos was assisting with the checkpoint when 26-year old James Paul Andrews allegedly became irritated and began barking, hissing and growling at the dog. Drunken barking at a police K-9 is a third degree felony and Andrews faces up to 7 years in prison.
What’s next for Andrews? Barking up some bail money.
AUSTRALIA: An Australian pig, perhaps distraught over life’s woes, took to the bottle and drank 18 cans of beer which led to a violent alcohol-fueled bender. The swine picked a fight with a cow who chased him around a campsite. The pig passed out and was last seen lying under a tree sleeping it off. By the time police arrived, the drunken pig had vanished.
It turns out, a drunken pig is no different than a drunken human.
(Sources: wsbtv.com, metro.co.uk)
Mayor Stubbs, cat by birth, became a national hero when he was elected honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. Known for being the most popular candidate in the race, he was a write in when residents didn’t like any of the human candidates.
News from Alaska reports that an unidentified dog made an assassination attempt against the mayor’s life. He suffered a fractured sternum and a punctured lung, and already has undergone three hours of surgery. He is currently under a doctor’s care.
The alleged assassin has not been apprehended but concerned constituents want him brought to justice.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
LIVERPOOL: They say karma is a b****. No one knows that better than 27-year old Richard Thomas who collapsed when police informed him that the woman he raped suffered from HIV. Continue Reading
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Elliott James, Prosecutor Orleans Parish – From the Chronicles of America’s Dumbest Criminals
SEATTLE: When there are no knives, guns or baseball bats around, grab the next best thing when planning your attack: A tub of butter.
When an unidentified man was playing his TV too loud, Joseph V. Floyd Jr., 58 “repeatedly hit (the victim) in the head with the tub of imitation butter,” according to the police report. A witness said the victim was struck at least twice, and the responding officer saw a small scratch on the back of his head. According to the officer’s report, “(h)is head was also covered with butter.”
Floyd was arrested and booked into King County Jail. He maintains his innocence.
Everyone has warned us against it –public service announcements, car insurance ads, Oprah. There are even laws against it. But now, liability may extend beyond the driver. Continue Reading