Just when we thought court cases couldn’t get any more ridiculous following that brawl between a Florida judge and a public defender, we now have something even more bizarre: A lawyer smacks a judge repeatedly with a flyswatter.
You read that right—a flyswatter. What’s the world coming to? And here I thought odd court cases are isolated, but then, we have this.
Evgeniy Tankov, a 35-year-old lawyer from Kazakhstan, was not at all happy with the court decision in an inheritance case. When things took a turn against his client, Tankov took a flyswatter. He supposedly approached the judge and said, “Let’s not hang about arguing the law here, let’s decide this with flyswatters.” And there, he began swatting away!
The judge at first tried to ignore the swatting but was later annoyed and began wrestling with Tankov and later on, he landed some fists upon the lawyer.
And what’s happened to the Kazakh lawyer? He’s been banned from practicing his profession and is currently facing criminal charges.
Why exactly did he start that duel using flyswatters? Well, he’s supposed to show that the Kazakh justice system is a huge joke. I guess the joke was on him, as he’s been jailed for the deed. After all, he started it.
Honestly, I’m not sure if whether I should be appalled or laugh at how hysterical the whole event is. Perhaps we’re not getting enough bizarre cases here in our country hence, my reaction to the whole thing.
Well, a flyswatter is better than any other lethal weapon brought to court.