Surreal law facts
The truth is always stranger than fiction.
The earl of lawlessness
Henry Earl, born on October 24, 1949, has been arrested more than 1,330 times (as of April 2009), mostly for vagrancy offences such as public intoxication and trespassing.
The Lexington, Kentucky man has spent the equivalent of 11 years in jail since 1992.
This is not just an amazing law fact.
In the United States of America, someone celebrates his lawlessness.
He has become an Internet celebrity with a website that tracks his whereabouts and latest offences and which solicits money for his "cause" (www.monkeygumbo.com).
Cheating, lying slag of a wife on eBay
In May 2008, Paul Osborn of Bletchey, England, tried to reinvent family law in reacting to his wife's suspected affair by offering her to the highest bidder on eBay.
On the posting, he names his wife and set the starting bid at £0.01.
The lesson in law cost him a criminal harassment investigation by Thames Valley Police as his wife, Sharon Osborn, complained. But Mr. Osborn's actions while outrageous, and likely to cost him his marriage, are not likely criminal.
The eBay ad was later taken down.