World's Funniest Lawsuits. Man Sues Himself and More!
This stuff is serious so pay attention.
Brock argued that his religion forbids alcohol. So when he decided to drink in 1993, he went out and got arrested for breaking and entering and grand larceny. He demanded, angrily, $5 million from himself and argued that the state should pay it on his behalf because he was in the joint. Or as his lawsuit worded it, "am a ward of the state."
"I caused myself to violate my religious beliefs." He scolded himself.
So was the case in 1995 when Robert Lee Brock, an inmate from Indian Creek Correctional Center, filed a very serious lawsuit against himself for $5 million. Why? Because he violated his own civil rights, duh?
Of course the case was dismissed but not before the judge noted that it was a fresh and innovative look at civil rights.