Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 128

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at why you don’t mess with a trained fighting cock. Then, we examine the most creative but ultimately ineffective way to win a case of criminal charges. Following this, we examine the scariest and best Halloween display in all of Dallas.

Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe.

Animals Fight Back

Cockfighting is obviously very bad. And the police in the Philippines are trying their best to break up cockfighting rings. But I guess they did not expect that tactical units would be necessary when breaking up a cockfighting ring, much less when rescuing the animals.

An effort to dismantle one such operation ended in tragedy, as the Chief of Police was killed… by a rooster. Apparently, when grabbing the bird, the officer failed to account for the blades attached to the bird’s feet. This sliced his femoral artery and he bled to death.

Yes, this is what happens when you send police in against trained fighters. Even when those fighters are cocks.

That’s One Way to Win a Case

When I go to court, I always get a laugh out of having to prove I’m a lawyer at the entrance and bypass security. I wonder “What do they think I’m going to do? Arraign something?”

Well, I guess there is a reason behind the need to identify counsel at the front door of the courthouse. And this woman is apparently that reason.

Lisa Landon, who was facing charges of stalking and drug possession, is now facing even more charges for personation and uttering forged documents. All of this relates to her electronic filing of material purportedly from the prosecutor’s office “dropping” the charges against her. Prosecutors learned of the filings when they attempted to contact a forensic expert who was under the impression he was no longer needed.

I mean, major points for creativity.

Best Halloween Decorations Ever

Meanwhile, in Dallas, I have a friend who does an epic Halloween display every year. But this year, her Halloween is out-done by one Dallas man who has erected a display so gruesome, so realistic, and so freaking awesome, that it has prompted multiple calls to police.

I cannot really describe the display, so I will just say this: click the link. It’s horrifying. Honestly, it looks like what that rooster probably did to the chief of police.

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