Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tort Reform Tueday

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the city of New York filed by Antoine Yates who claims police did not have a search warrant when they raided his apartment. Mr. Yates is lucky to be alive to file this silly claim, since he was mauled by his 450-pound pet Siberian tiger named Ming prior to the police raid.

While in his Harlem apartment (without a search warrant), police found the tiger and a 6-foot long alligator named Al.

Police determined that the situation was an emergency because there was a large tiger that had recently mauled a man roaming around inside an apartment, the judge said.
Ming is now living in an animal refuge in Ohio. Yates served 3 1/2 months in jail. Al is now a pair of boots.

(Source - 1010 Wins)