Tuesday, September 21, 2010
More Fun in Torts
Reading cases in torts always puts a smile on my face. In one case, an Iowa family 'protected' an uninhabited home they owned by placing a spring loaded shot gun aimed at the front door that would go off when an intruder went through the front door. Well, someone did break in, was shot and subsequently maimed. And yes, he sued that family's ass.
In a similar case in Ohio, a family protected their uninhabited home with dynamite! That definitely goes in the category of 'what the hell were they thinking?!'
So, what did I learn?
1)It's OK to protect people using violent force from intruders in a home.
2)It's NOT OK to protect property using violent force from intruders in a home.
3)In the Midwest, there are some crazy fuckers!