Friday, August 17, 2007

How much is a billion billion?

News of Michael Vick's latest legal hurdle broke on Wednesday: the Atlanta Falcons star has been hit with a "63,000,000,000 billion dollar" lawsuit by a South Carolina inmate.

Any words I could use to describe the filing wouldn't do it justice. Click here to read the handwritten complaint by Jonathan Lee Riches, which alleges that Vick stole his pitbulls, sold them on eBay and used the earnings to purchase missiles from Iran (all on behalf of Al Qaeda).

Taking the suit to a new level of absurdity, Riches requests that the money (in gold and silver) be delivered to the front gates of the correctional facility where he is serving a wire fraud conviction.

Maybe Roy Pearson (filer of the now-infamous missing pants lawsuit) has found his soulmate.

-JACKIE SAUTER, Daily Record Multimedia Editor

UPDATE: The Smoking Gun reports that Mr. Riches has filed another suit, this time against home-run hitter Barry Bonds, commissioner Bug Selig, and Hank Aaron's bat.

This you gotta see.

1 comment:

Nicholas Moline said...

Actually this guy is quite the litigator, he's filed at least 19 lawsuits in the last 2 years, Check them out at http://news.justia.com/cases/jonathan-lee-riches/ with all of the documents.

There's a second hand-written motion on the Riches v Vick case which is quite entertaining as well