This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at a legal battle in Vancouver fought over cannabis and a toy store. Then, we go back in time to visit a dispute over meat size…. no, not what you’re thinking. And we top it all off with a Florida woman accused of a hamburger crime.
Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!
Trademarks gone to Pot
A Vancouver cannabis dispensary that thought it was being cute recently found itself in some hot water. Herbs “R” Us – complete with a similar font and style to the Toys “R” Us logo – recently lost a battle in federal court over a trademark dispute with the name.
Why a cannabis store got away with using a logo and name that are traditionally associated with a children’s toy store in the first place is truly the wacky part about this case. But also – why would a toy store feel some sort of competition from the use of the logo by a cannabis dispensary? What a weird thing to fight over.
As part of the order in the judge’s ruling, Herbs “R” Us must immediately destroy anything with the logo and name, including all packaged products.
An oldie but a goodie
A family friend tipped me off to this story.
And while it dates back to 2010, it has all the elements of a Weird and Wacky Wednesday classic. Family disputes. Disputes over food. Random smashing. And bonus points since it’s someone I know!
What happened was that a seventeen-year-old cooked two steaks, one for himself and one for his brother. His brother, who did not do the cooking, took the bigger steak for himself. And the teenager had a perfectly natural reaction. He grabbed a hockey stick and started smashing up everything in the apartment, before taking a toaster and threatening to throw it into the bathtub with him in an apparent steak suicide attempt.
Obviously, police were alerted to the disturbance and talked the kid down. No word on who got the better steak in the end.
Speaking of Meat Crimes
It wouldn’t be Weird and Wacky Wednesday without a Florida resident doing something stupid. And since we’re already talking about meat-related overreactions, this case involving a Florida woman accused of assaulting her boyfriend with a hamburger is perfect.
Yes, during some type of a dispute over a perfectly normal issue like closing a bedroom window, Tanya Cordero allegedly smashed a hamburger into her boyfriend’s face. When police inevitably arrived later, she denied doing so but added that she hoped her boyfriend choked on the burger. Hmm. Sounds like an admission.
There was also the additional detail of the pieces of hamburger still in the boyfriend’s ear. But that’s what we call circumstantial evidence, right?