4.08.2008

Repo Man


Odd case going on in the district court in Decatur right now. And, like always, I'm not 100% clear on the facts, but it appears that the Sheriff's Office is being sued by a guy who is claiming false imprisonment when a deputy came to repossess a horse. The guy claims he didn't have anything to do with the horse but was "forced" to take a ride to a different county to go look for it. Don't know if that's true. Not really sure that's the exact claim. But I did hear the defense lawyer ask, "How much money do you want for this two hour ride that you said they made you take?"

Good question. But not a bad answer: "I'll leave that up to the jury."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was the Wizard of Oz's "horse of a different color"!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Wilburrrrrrr

wordkyle said...

I have to confess, if deputies told me I had to go with them to see a man about a horse, I'd be nervous too.

Anonymous said...

40 million, no more no less... preferably in $1000 bills of monopoly money!

Anonymous said...

I was at the courthouse today....saw Sheriff Walker helping pick the jury. He is freaking hot.....his lady is lucky lucky lucky.......................................Hang in there Sheriff you are doing very good for Wise County and don't pay them a damn thing......

Anonymous said...

Go read some of the sherrifs office crime reports before you praise boy wonder.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't write the reports. What difference would it make anyway, its not like the current DA would do something about it. They have supervisor's that should be checking the report for content and quality. There will always be an issue with small town/counties and their police personel because they don't pay very well. Nothing anyone in charge can do about it.

Localoutlaw said...

How much does the guy make per hour? Six fifty an hour you say? Very well claimant awarded 13.00 in lost wages and 20.00 damages for pain and suffering to be paid with Casa Torres gift certificates.
If the dude had a better and bigger case if I were him I'd settle for a "Get out of jail free" card. Wow can you imagine? The next time you act a fool and screw the pooch(so to speak)you just show the deputy the card and maybe he takes you home to keep you off the street but,you don't go to jail!

Localboymakesbad said...

When I was a kid I knew kids whose parents wouldn't let them watch Mr. Ed because it was a "work of the devil" They said,"In the Bible only the devil gave voice to the animals so if animals speak today they are a work of the devil"
Although it was probably because I was little, the dad of this family seemed like a giant. He was probably 6 ft+ though. The mother was a midget,who was about the same size as us 3rd graders.
One time I had dinner at their house. During the meal there was was a loud boom which shook the whole house and made me bite my tongue,when we went to the door it wouldn't open-the pickup had jumped out of park I guess rolling forward down a steep drive and smashed into the front of the house blocking the door and shattering windows on either side.
They had two boys,one was a midget one was not. I was friends with the midget boy. He would get mad that I couldn't teach him how to whistle-he was extremely buck toothed;he couldn't even close his mouth.
For some reason his dad liked me better and my dad liked that kid better than me. My dad would take him fishing without me and his dad would take me hunting without him.
Once his dad took me shooting out on the Grasslands. A flock of ducks or geese were flying over real high and that guy brought his scoped rifle up and aimed while I'm thinking "No Way" boom, one bird folded up and dropped then it glided clumsily to the ground in a circular pattern landing only 15-20feet away. It had started out so high that it seemed to take minutes for it to fall.
One morning I went outside and there was that kid and my dad skinning the biggest catfish I had ever seen. The kid was still wet up to his waist because the fish had drug him into the water. He was so proud-he kept telling me all about it. I couldn't hear a word of what he was saying my anger was burning so fiercely against him.
I don't have any memories of him after that and my dad was murdered just a few years later.

Anonymous said...

Well I stopped by the courtroom and listened to the verdict........The Sheriff and his men won against the guy that was "forced" as he calls it to ride in a deputy car. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let this be a lesson to all...Don't look a gift horse in the mouth or sumthin.

Anonymous said...

10:36
Write a book next time.

Anonymous said...

Terrible Answer. Followup questions -
1. You drag my poor clients through the mud in your little lawsuit for the past three years and you say you haven't even thought about how much money you should get?

2. How much did you tell your drinkin buddies you were going to get?

3. So, if the jury gives you $1.38 - you would be satisfied with that?

Anonymous said...

Adjusted for inflation $1.38 works out to just about $75,315.34

Anonymous said...

Where is Bill Wood and Bob Young when u need them, Leroy never got a civil suit with emmmm........

Anonymous said...

10:36 I prefer to wear you out HERE with my inane ramblings