This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three awesome cases. First, we hear about the exciting fate of a drug-smuggling cat in a Sri Lankan prison. Then, we examine the case of a Montreal police officer who tried to do a good deed in the worst way possible. Finally, we look at the most relatable defence for DUI that I’ve ever seen.
Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!
Drug Smuggling Cat
In one of the earlier editions of Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we told the story of a kitty cat that was being used to smuggle drugs. Well, apparently this is common as a second cat was being used to smuggle drugs and SIM cards for cell phones into a Sri Lankan prison. The cute little kitty obviously was purely innocent and being exploited.
Despite its innocence, the Sri Lankan authorities had detained the cat (presumably as evidence at trial). But – in a twist of fate – the cat has escaped! Cue the cute cat scenes set to the theme from the Great Escape.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Now, to most normal people, the idea of sneaking into a person’s back door at 3:00 a.m. and entering their bedroom, and waking them up is just abhorrent. Not only that, but most people would understand if they were arrested and charged with breaking and entering for doing that.
But for a Montreal police officer, he just could not understand why he was not supposed to be standing in a bedroom in the middle of the night. He claimed that he was just doing a good deed by returning a lost wallet.
What’s even more weird is that this officer was not charged with breaking and entering, even though he not only broke into the house but also into the homeowner’s vehicle to get another wallet he saw sitting on the seat. Rather, he was disciplined by being suspended and docked three days’ pay.
I Buy This DUI Defence
Ah, Florida. The land of hilarious legal cases and some not very compelling defences to those hilarious legal cases. But this one…. this one I get.
A Florida man who was busted in an DUI stop told police that it wasn’t his fault that he was drinking and driving. Rather, he was just really really upset. Why was he upset you ask?
Yes, the man claimed that Donald Trump drove him to drink. So it wasn’t his fault that he was out there drinking and driving.
And honestly, dude, I get you.