So this is just weird. Last year a guy criminal named Jesse Dimmick was convicted of four felonies, two of which were related to a little incident in which he forced himself (wielding a knife) into the home of couple from Topeka, Kansas, while fleeing a murder charge.
So what did the couple do? Probably not what you think. They pumped him full of Dr. Pepper and Cheetos before all three of them plopped down in front of the TV to watch the 1998 Robin Williams dramedy, "Patch Adams." Seriously.
Unfortunately for Dimmick, once the story of the doctor-with-a-sense-of-humor got rolling, he fell asleep. (Hey, he was in a Cheeto coma. We get it.) Of course, as soon as he had sailed off to dreamland, the couple escaped and called the cops. Things went from bad to worse for Dimmick when he was shot in the back by the police during their struggle, Movies.com reports.
Then it was Dimmick's turn to fight back.
He actually sued the couple for breach of contract, claiming they had promised to hide him from police in exchange for money, which they obviously failed to do since they turned him in when he fell asleep. Not surprisingly, the couple's attorney has moved to dismiss Dimmick's lawsuit for a variety of reasons, including the fact that were being held at knifepoint when they agreed to it.
No word yet on who will receive the cash prize for the inevitable made-for-TV movie that's probably already in the works. But Robin Williams should definitely get a cut.