Originally Posted by mack_silent
It happened in the states (has to be one of the dumbest cases ever). Apparently a burglar broke into a family home while they were away on vacation, he went out to the garage in an attempt to steal the car, and the door leading to the house closed behind him, trapping the buglar in the garage.
He was there for several days and survived on dog food, he then had the balls to sue the family. And guess what? He actually won! What a load of BS in the law system that something like this could happen.
Now you've got my attention. The sad part is you believed it.
This non-existant lawsuit is an urban myth, likely propogated by various groups in the US interested in tort reform. It is one of the many bogus cases that have made their way around under the moniker of the Stella awards.
Even the real Stella awards, written by a gent who hates lawyers and civil lit. admits this one is completely made up:
Our (and their) legal system may be one of the most misunderstood parts of our society.