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(Washington Post)   I'm suing you because I threw down a banana peel and slipped on it (with video)   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 42
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7103 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2013 at 5:47 PM (21 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-26 04:16:59 PM
Now sue somebody for using that farking blue shell right before I was about to win.
 
2013-11-26 04:55:13 PM
There's no greater feeling in life than nailing someone with a green shell from long distance.
 
2013-11-26 05:23:55 PM

hervatski: There's no greater feeling in life than nailing someone with a green shell from long distance.


And no worse than slipping on a banana peel that you dropped yourself
 
2013-11-26 05:50:17 PM
This guy is farking looney tunes.
 
2013-11-26 05:51:42 PM
I couldn't finish reading that because I was laughing so hard picturing it.
 
2013-11-26 05:53:08 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-26 05:53:48 PM
O'Doyle Rules!!!
 
2013-11-26 05:53:52 PM
Honey, by the third time you look directly at the camera, did it still not occur to you that it was looking back?
 
2013-11-26 05:54:00 PM

Oh, a wiseguy!


starseeker.com

 
2013-11-26 05:54:27 PM
He actually dropped it fairly convincingly: I could see him drop it. Nice move, very smooth. However, he forgot to take into account that there is boatloads of video showing that there was no nana peel on the floor when he got in and since he was alone... well, I guess it must have been aliens.
 
2013-11-26 05:55:20 PM

evilmrsock: Honey, by the third time you look directly at the camera, did it still not occur to you that it was looking back?


THIS
 
2013-11-26 05:58:32 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-11-26 05:59:49 PM

you are a puppet: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 511x378]


I see my work here is done.
Carry on.
 
2013-11-26 06:00:18 PM
Shifty dude gets in elevator. Shifty dude punches button on panel for his floor. Shifty dude looks for camera, positions himself where his hand is not visible while glancing repeatedly at said camera.
Shifty dude carefully positions himself in front of object on floor, double checking camera and alignment. Doors open, Shifty Dude carefully steps forward onto object on floor that he so artfully placed/dropped, leading to the slip and fall. HOW THE FARK DID HE THINK HE HAD A LAWSUIT?
 
2013-11-26 06:00:21 PM

evilmrsock: Honey, by the third time you look directly at the camera, did it still not occur to you that it was looking back?


The story behind it is tragic, but years ago there was a guy whose ex wife and son were murdered, and when the police searched his house they found a tape - he videotaped himself just staring into the camera silently for half an hour with the time stamp being 2-230 AM or whenever the murder was happening. I was kind of amazed looking at it because the guy had decided he could give himself an alibi this way but he never thought that people would think it was suspicious. Like this wouldn't just confirm that he was responsible for the murders? Anyway moral of the story is people are really dumb and cameras don't make them any less dumb
 
2013-11-26 06:06:36 PM
Black Man: 0
The System: 1,532,754,098
 
2013-11-26 06:09:14 PM
Ring, ring, ring, ring, banana-phone!
 
2013-11-26 06:10:46 PM

WTFDYW: evilmrsock: Honey, by the third time you look directly at the camera, did it still not occur to you that it was looking back?

THIS


I have GOT to stop picking my nose on the elevator....
 
2013-11-26 06:16:24 PM

God_Almighty_Himself: Black Man: 0
The System: 1,532,754,098


Bananas: 1
 
2013-11-26 06:17:43 PM

evilmrsock: Honey, by the third time you look directly at the camera, did it still not occur to you that it was looking back?


I think he looked at the camera on purpose so it would record his face so he had proof he "slipped" and could be identified.
 
2013-11-26 06:20:47 PM
He learned it in prison.
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He thought he said "there's always money in the banana scam."
 
2013-11-26 06:21:53 PM
He could have a future playing soccer
 
2013-11-26 06:22:44 PM

Raoul Eaton: WTFDYW: evilmrsock: Honey, by the third time you look directly at the camera, did it still not occur to you that it was looking back?

THIS

I have GOT to stop picking my nose on the elevator....


The hell you say. I'm going to start picking mine in them.
 
2013-11-26 06:25:06 PM

gfid: He could have a future playing soccer


Or quarterback. Or Dwyane Wade
 
2013-11-26 06:27:47 PM
Part of the punishment for this fraud.

1. He should be forced to wear a bright yellow B on his shirt. With LED lights.

2. Anyone around him should be encourged to throw bananna peels in his path for the rest of his life.

3. He should be banned for getting health care from bananna peel involved slip and falls. Nor should he be allowed to sue for them either.

Sure, I may be a monster, but if we as a society implement this plan, or similar ones for fraud puddle slips, or grape slips, etc... fraud slip and fall cases this blatent would go to ner zero.
 
2013-11-26 06:35:00 PM
The worst part about this story is the company still lost because they had to fight it.
/damn lawyers
/I sound Republican
 
2013-11-26 06:41:09 PM
Did metro fall for the banana in the tailpipe?
 
2013-11-26 06:43:37 PM
I don't know why people go to such great lengths.  Just drive around where I live, chances are almost 100% that you'll eventually be dangerously tailgated by a BMW or, more likely nowadays, an Audi.  It would only take a light tap of the brakes to get instant cash.

/would never do it
 
2013-11-26 06:55:40 PM
Didn't Mythbusters bust this one?
 
2013-11-26 07:04:01 PM

moefuggenbrew: The worst part about this story is the company still lost because they had to fight it.
/damn lawyers
/I sound Republican


The company was the city, and it probably took them all of 30 minutes of retained lawyer time to get the tape and present it to the judge so he could throw out the case.


Also guys an idiot, if he had an accomplice he probably would have gotten away.  A banana peel?  Guy sounds like beavis and butthead.
 
2013-11-26 07:07:37 PM
Some of those consumers-are-jerks sites like Not Always Right are encrusted with stories of people doing things like the dramatic slip, fall, and wail on a completely dry floor. Money and dignity seem to be conflicting motives.
 
2013-11-26 07:25:49 PM

washington-babylon: Shifty dude gets in elevator. Shifty dude punches button on panel for his floor. Shifty dude looks for camera, positions himself where his hand is not visible while glancing repeatedly at said camera.
Shifty dude carefully positions himself in front of object on floor, double checking camera and alignment. Doors open, Shifty Dude carefully steps forward onto object on floor that he so artfully placed/dropped, leading to the slip and fall. HOW THE FARK DID HE THINK HE HAD A LAWSUIT?


You answered your own question. He is a 'shifty dude'. NOT a 'smart dude'. NOT an 'intelligent dude'. A shifty dude.

He needs to spend a year cleaning metro station bathrooms for half pay while wearing a gps ankle monitor.
 
2013-11-26 07:47:05 PM
Will he a peel?
 
2013-11-26 08:17:04 PM

peasandcarrots: Some of those consumers-are-jerks sites like Not Always Right are encrusted with stories of people doing things like the dramatic slip, fall, and wail on a completely dry floor. Money and dignity seem to be conflicting motives.


Part of the reason the grocery store I work at has cameras farking everywhere (and microphones in some places.)
 
2013-11-26 08:41:46 PM
So, would he have a case if someone else dropped the banana peel before he walked in?
 
2013-11-26 09:40:16 PM
I was hoping for the backwards flail where that yellow cone replaces his brainstem.
 
2013-11-26 09:40:20 PM
Would have been epic had he really hurt himself pulling that stunt.
 
2013-11-27 07:06:48 AM

IRQ12: moefuggenbrew: The worst part about this story is the company still lost because they had to fight it.
/damn lawyers
/I sound Republican

The company was the city, and it probably took them all of 30 minutes of retained lawyer time to get the tape and present it to the judge so he could throw out the case.


Also guys an idiot, if he had an accomplice he probably would have gotten away.  A banana peel?  Guy sounds like beavis and butthead.


The banana peel was the giveaway. He must have gotten that from cartoons. A better strategy would have been to conceal a container in his hand and drip oil on the floor. Done correctly it would have been impossible to see on a crappy surveillance camera. Luckily most crooks are imbeciles.
 
2013-11-27 08:59:04 AM
I use to install CCTV cameras, and put a "trial" set in at a Burger King for a group that owned 12 or so of them. They really didn't see the need for cameras but figured they'd try it out and see. Two days later they had a slip and fall and the guy was sueing them for many thousands of dollars. They guy claimed they didn't put out wet floor signs and gave him no notice the floor was wet. They called me in to help find the video (since no one ever pays attention the 1st time I explain how to use the system).

Here was the sequence of events.
Fat ass guy sitting at table facing to the front of the resturant.
BK worker comes into frame 3 tables down from fatass and plonks down 3 foot tall yellow "wet floor" sign.
Fatass leans over to check out sign.
BK worker mops down the aisle fatass is on.
Fatass watches BK worker as he mops by him.
Fatass guy stands up, and looks around.
Fatass falls over without taking so much as a step and wiggles around on the ground until an ambulance shows up to cart his fat ass away.
Owner contacts the guy and offers a counter settlement of "my foot up your ass" and "don't let me ever catch you in my store again"
I mention to owner the $1,500 system he bought just saved him over $10,000.
They buy systems for all the rest of the stores.


/story reposted from earlier link because I'm too lazy to type it again
 
2013-11-27 09:06:27 AM

AmbassadorBooze: Part of the punishment for this fraud.

1. He should be forced to wear a bright yellow B on his shirt. With LED lights.

2. Anyone around him should be encourged to throw bananna peels in his path for the rest of his life.

3. He should be banned for getting health care from bananna peel involved slip and falls. Nor should he be allowed to sue for them either.

Sure, I may be a monster, but if we as a society implement this plan, or similar ones for fraud puddle slips, or grape slips, etc... fraud slip and fall cases this blatent would go to ner zero.



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They should dress him like that and stand him on the street corner for a month singing that song.
 
2013-11-27 01:00:34 PM
I knew some day this picture would come in handy.
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-27 02:03:37 PM

MythDragon: AmbassadorBooze: Part of the punishment for this fraud.

1. He should be forced to wear a bright yellow B on his shirt. With LED lights.

2. Anyone around him should be encourged to throw bananna peels in his path for the rest of his life.

3. He should be banned for getting health care from bananna peel involved slip and falls. Nor should he be allowed to sue for them either.

Sure, I may be a monster, but if we as a society implement this plan, or similar ones for fraud puddle slips, or grape slips, etc... fraud slip and fall cases this blatent would go to ner zero.




They should dress him like that and stand him on the street corner for a month singing that song.


You sir (or mam), are a genius.
 
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