Roy Pearson, a Washington DC judge, is missing his favorite pair of pants.
Pearson says in court papers that he has endured "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort."
OK... The judge has a right to his missing slacks. So he'd probably ask for his money back, plus $100 to buy a new pair.
That would be reasonable, but this judge is out for blood!
He's suing Custom Cleaners for $67 million - the value of renting a car for 10 years, so he could drive his dirty duds to another location.
Meanwhile, he's on the verge of bankrupting the Chung family, owners of a small chain of area cleaners.
Jim Chung told ABC News, "It's affecting us first of all financially, because of all the lawyers' fees. For two years, we've been paying lawyer fees. … We've gotten bad credit as well, and secondly, it's been difficult mentally and physically because of the level of stress."
I have two questions...
1.) What kind of twisted society do we live in... where those with a little more money and legal knowledge can legally destroy the fabric of another's life?
2.) Does ANYONE care what pants a judge is wearing? First off, they don a flowing, black robe...so pants are borderline optional. Second... their days are spent in chambers or atop a 10-foot high desk.