This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at one way to get a mistrial or disqualify a bunch of judges. Then we look at certain uses that were not contemplated for a Tickle Me Elmo doll. Finally, we think about all the times we were frustrated while waiting in a drive-thru and feel thankful that at least we had more common sense than one woman.
Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!
This is not how to get a mistrial
If you’re going to take bath salts, you should probably have a safety plan in place. Because otherwise you are going to end up like on Michigan woman who is in for a very difficult trial. After allegedly consuming the drug, this woman — whose last name is Snape — got behind the wheel of her car and went for a ride.
The drive ended when the woman swerved off the road and struck a person walking on the sidewalk… who just so happened to be a federal judge.
Hitting a judge while high on bath salts is not nearly weird enough to get featured in this blog. It’s what happened next that pushed it over the edge.
The woman, when arrested by police and addressed by paramedics, began screaming that she was Harry Potter.
So… I’m left wondering why her name is Snape then?
That’s Not What Tickle Me Elmo Meant
In the middle of a pandemic I’m sure anyone who has to have a home inspector enter their house is a little wary of the potential for contamination. But I don’t think anyone in that situation imagined this type of contamination.
A home inspector in a woman’s home was caught on camera, entering the nursery, and obtaining an Elmo doll. You know, the loveable Sesame Street character. He then took the doll and used it as an – ahem – masturbatory aid. All of this was caught on camera.
The man is now charged with indecent exposure and prohibited from being alone in any residential property.
Waiting is the Hardest Part
I know that when I go to a fast food restaurant, I expect it to be just that… fast. When I was a child McDonald’s had a promotion that gave you your food for free if it was not given to you within 60 seconds of when you ordered it at the drive-thru. And that caused a lot of consternation for employees who struggled to meet the 60-second clock.
Well, I suppose that was better than this woman’s reaction to having to wait too long at the drive-thru. She took out a gun, leaned into the drive-thru window, and opened fire.
She fled the scene but has since been arrested.
Would you like a side of fries with that?