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Pimp Sues Nike After Beating Someone With His Shoes

Francesca Bessey |
January 12, 2014 | 10:56 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

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(chrishimself, Creative Commons)
When Sirgiorgiro Clardy decided to sue Nike after beating a man with his Jordans, it wasn't because he was dissatisfied with the result.

Rather, the 26-year-old pimp feels they did the job a little too well.

In early 2013, jurors found Clardy guilty of second-degree assault for using his shoes to stomp the face of a john who had refused to pay one of his prostitutes. The jury also found him guilty of robbing the man, as well as beating the 18-year-old sex worker to the point that she bled from her ears.

Now facing a potential 100-year prison sentence, Clardy is suing Nike executives, citing their failure to warn consumers that their product could be used as a weapon to cause serious injury or death. According to Clardy, Nike's inadequete warning caused him mental injury and warrants a $100,000 settlement.

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Just for kicks, I decided to make this list of some other every-day objects that don't carry with them any specific consumer warnings, but could definitely be used as weapons if you got creative enough:

Milk: Some people are allergic to it.

Toy Cars: A big risk to unsuspecting parents when left on a dark stairway.

Spoons: There is definitely at least one CSI episode in which someone is killed with a spoon.

Embroidery Thread: If it's long and flexible, you can probably strangle somebody with it.

Marbles: Could cause serious damage if launched from a zip-gun, or out of a spoon (see, I told you those things were dangerous.)

So, the next time you cause serious bodily harm to another person with any or all of these objects, make sure to lawyer up because you've got a fat settlement coming your way! Or maybe you should just consider being a better person..


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