This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we head back to Popeye’s Restaurant, where we just can’t seem to find enough weird human and criminal behaviour. Then, we look at a custody case that does not involve a child, but does involve a prolonged battle, an alleged kidnapping, and an offer to buy out the other’s interest. Finally, we look at how 30-50 feral hogs may have ripped off a local drug dealer.
Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weird and wacky legal cases from around the globe.
I did not think that when I started this blog series I would be featuring the fast-food chain Popeye’s so heavily. Honestly, I thought it would be a lot of links back to The Smoking Gun and stories about Florida. But I take what I can get.
Speaking of people who take it, one Popeye’s employee took a huge punch to the face, after his colleague apparently leapt over the counter to attack him. No reason was given. From there, a full-on staff brawl broke out in the lobby of the restaurant, which quickly transitioned to the rear of the restaurant.
Better yet: it’s all caught on camera.
Now, no one really knows what started the fight. But if the last few weeks of Weird and Wacky Wednesdays can tell us anything, the likelihood is that it had something to do with that chicken sandwich.
I’m Takin’ the Dog, Dumbass
If you don’t recognize that, one of the most iconic lines from the feminist triumph Legally Blonde, then stop reading, close this browser tab, get on Netflix, and watch the movie. Then come back.
Okay? Now you recognize it? Good.
This case is the epitome of that scene in Legally Blonde, but come to life. A woman and her partner went through a full-on custody battle over who gets to keep the family dog. The agreement was that they would share the dog and share the bills, but apparently an offer to buy out the other was made and accepted.
Cue the renege. And cue the decision not to return the dog after holiday visitation. Honestly, it sounds a lot like a child custody battle. But this was totally about a dog. Who knew people could use court time on this!
Also, shout out to my friend Rebeka Breder who argued the case successfully for the dog’s now full-time parent.
That’s Some Pig
You’ve heard of truffle pigs – pigs that are trained to sniff out delicious and extremely valuable fungi? Well, I’ll bet you’ve never heard of cocaine pigs.
Recently, a group of wild boars (not 30-50 feral hogs, I’m afraid) caused havoc when they apparently sniffed out and scattered over $17,000 worth of cocaine from a woodland stash. No one knows who owned the illicit drugs, but my guess is that whoever did is going to be eating bacon for a long time to come,