This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at the case of a Wendy’s manager who had finally had enough of receiving customer complaints. Then, we examine what happens when you discover your barn is being broken into at night. Finally, we look at the case of two feuding neighbours who could not agree on an apple tree.
Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe.
One way to stop complaints
Fast food and food service workers have had a hard year. I’m willing to forgive a lot. Customers complain, refuse to follow mask policies, protest vaccine ordinances, and just generally have little patience. It’s also hard to find workers willing to tolerate such a toxic environment.
But there has to be a line, and I suppose this manager at Wendy’s finally crossed it. After a customer would not stop complaining about cold food, the manager decided to make things hot. Really hot. By dousing the customer in deep fryer oil.
Obviously, he is now facing some very serious charges, while the customer has suffered burns.
Look, if you’re going to go into the woods and do something that is definitely illegal, you should probably double-check that you are not being recorded by a trail camera.
A Florida woman who was suspicious that her barn was being broken into decided to set up a camera on her property. She wasn’t wrong. A man was captured on her trail camera, breaking into the barn at night, and getting into a stall behind a horse. He then… engages with the animal in a sexual manner. When arrested, the man fully admitted to having intercourse with the horse but could not recall how many times. Which is just… yeah.
Feuding neighbours are always great for hilarious antics and lawsuits. And this one is no exception.
Two women who lived next door to one another in the UK got into a dispute over an apple tree. You see, one neighbour was allergic to wasps, which were attracted by the apples falling from the tree and rotting on the ground. She felt like a prisoner in her own home, afraid to go out lest she is stung.
Rather than prune the tree or clean up the apples, the neighbour let it grow over the fence line, put the compost bucket near the location of the tree to attract more wasps and just… stared creepily over the fence.
In awarding the woman over 250,000 pounds in damages, the court characterized the neighbour’s behaviour as that of a schoolyard bully.