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Diet Pepsi - the burglars beverage

WCS (The Mousehead) sent me this from the Annual Stella Awards. I'm not running them all - just the winner and one other because they tickle my fancy.

5th Place: Terrence Dickson of Bristol , Pennsylvania , was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

Some older people live a pretty cruisey lifestyle - like this old bird and her new motor home.

1st Place: This year's runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma . Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000.Plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons thinking of buying a motor home with cruise control.

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Reader Comments (4)

wow talk about frivolity. I'm gunna sue my parents now cause i wasnt born rich.
February 4, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermushroom
Yes, I do recall seeing this. But I think that great snopes sight did a run down of each of them some time ago. Several were turned over on appeal including number five. The Winnebago one was not though.

If you're that stupid, how do you survive day in day out. She's the sort of person that sticks a knife in the toaster with the power on.
February 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterUncle B
Or asks for a window seat on the plane because "she likes a bit of breeze on her face".
February 5, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlambe, paris
only in america where the justice system is non existent and people think europe is a oountry!
June 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLófasz a seggükbe

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