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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Justin Scheidt filed a lawsuit in May against the Showgirl III strip club in Fort Wayne, Ind., for “serious and permanent injuries” to his groin area received after he consented to take the stage with several dancers during their show. Scheidt, as a climax to his bachelor party that night, complied with the women’s requests and lay on his back with his legs around the dancers’ pole, after which they began climbing the pole and sliding down squarely on his groin. Scheidt went ahead with his wedding but said he was unable to consummate the marriage because of his injuries.
In Newport Beach, Calif., in May, Trenton M. Veches, 32, was convicted of 22 counts of lewd conduct, with the “sexuality” involved consisting merely of sucking the toes of boys aged 6 to 10. Veches’ attorney said the behavior was weird but not legally “lewd” because Veches touched only the feet and in fact was not physically “aroused,” himself, but an expert witness for the prosecution said people can be sexually stimulated without showing arousal.
Familiar Injuries, Big Bucks:
— If you reach for a door while a person on the other side pushes the door toward you, you might get your fingers jammed. It happened to Cedrick Makara, 56, in a restroom stall at his New York City office building, and in May, a court awarded him $3 million for ruptured tendons in his thumb that caused him to miss work for six months.
–And in Camden, N.J., in February, schoolteacher Eileen Blau filed a lawsuit for “severe and multiple injuries” caused when 11-year-old, 90-pound student Daniel Allen accidentally ran into her while engaged in hallway horseplay.
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