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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
The Litigious Society:
–Los Angeles psychologist Michael Cohn filed a lawsuit in May against the Los Angeles Angels baseball team because he didn’t get a red nylon bag that the team was giving to women for “Family Sunday” on Mothers’ Day last year.
–“Carlos the Jackal,” who is perhaps the world’s most notorious terrorist and who is serving life in prison in France, filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the head of French intelligence for illegally capturing him while he was sedated in a liposuction clinic in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1994.
–Garrett Sapp filed a lawsuit in July seeking compensation for injuries from a 2004 auto accident in West Des Moines, Iowa, in which Christopher Garton’s car, turning, hit Sapp’s because Garton’s attention was diverted by (according to a police report) the oral sex he was receiving from his wife.
The following people accidentally shot themselves recently:
–A 21-year-old man in Hoquiam, Wash., and a 20-year-old man in Chicago (fatally), both while trying “to holster” the weapon in their waistbands.
–And criminal suspects Fabian Patillo, 21, in a Chicago suburb (June), and a 23-year-old man in East Germantown, Pa. (July), shot themselves in the head when they too-hastily fired their guns behind them trying to shoot pursuers. (Mr. Patillo did not survive.)
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