This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we are dealing with a case of police doing the right thing. Then, we have a look at why you should always take care when slicing vegetables. Finally, we examine what happens if you shoot up a lawyer’s office.
Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!
Police Make Logical Decision
Yes, I know that seems like a bit of a dig. But wait until you hear what the New York Police Department had planned to do. In an effort to curb mounting crime rates in New York City, the mayor authorized the purchase of a robotic spy dog. The robot dog could run three and a half miles an hour, film incidents, and go places that police could not go due to its size and, you know, not actually being alive.
Thankfully, the police realized that having a robot police dog was really fucking creepy, and called off the plan.
A Slice of Life
Everyone knows that a fast-food burger is a delicate balance. When made properly, the right amount of each ingredient creates a perfect flavour bomb. That’s why fast food is so addictive. I mean, also the fat and the salt.
But if you mess it up… well, it’s just not the same.
In fact, it was so not the same for one Florida woman that she went into a rage-fuelled rant at a Burger King. The reason: her tomato on her Whopper was sliced the wrong size. This rant culminated in the store offering to fix the situation, but when the employee turned around to remake the burger, the woman apparently threw the burger at the employee, striking her in the neck. She then made racist remarks before she was arrested.
Suspended For Shooting
A man who worked as a lawyer in both Oregon and Washington states has recently been both disbarred and suspended for five years. How, you ask? Well, the story is somewhat funny.
A lawyer named Mr. Hogan referred a client to Mr. Graeff, the suspended and disbarred lawyer. When he emailed to check in about the case, the two got into a fiery dispute about the progress of the case. It culminated in Mr. Graeff sending a meme to Mr. Hogan, who then invited him to the schoolyard at lunchtime for a fight.
Mr. Graeff apparently took this seriously, drove to Mr. Hogan’s office, and shot up the place. You know, as you do in a dispute over how a case is being handled.
Because he was called to the bar in two jurisdictions, he had to have two disciplinary hearings. The first resulted in disbarment because, well, if you shoot at another lawyer you should probably be disbarred. But the Oregon bar issued the toughest penalty it could, short of disbarment: a five year suspension.
Here’s hoping that in the next five years, Mr. Graeff works on his anger about cases.