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The Reel Life: Kidnapper suing victims edition

1 December 2011

The Reel Life loves crazy lawsuits. We thought we'd seen them all until this week, when we read a story about a kidnapper deciding to sue his victims.

According to the New York Daily News, a convicted Colorado kidnapper is suing two people he held hostage in 2009 for breaking a verbal promise that they would help him hide from police. Jessie Dimmick says he paid Jared and Lindsay Rowley an unspecified amount of money in exchange for helping him evade from authorities.

The entire incident began when Dimmick broke into the Topeka, Kan., home of the Rowleys. He ended up at the house when he crashed a stolen van into their lawn after a high-speed chase with police, who were chasing him in connection with a death of a Colorado man. The Rowleys say that Dimmick held them at knifepoint.

However, after getting his trust "by munching on Cheetos, sipping Dr. Pepper and watching the Robin Williams flick 'Patch Adams,'" the couple managed to escape when Dimmick fell asleep.

Dimmick was later accidentally shot by police while he was being arrested.

"As a result of the plaintiffs breech (sic) of contract, I, the defendant suffered a gunshot to my back, which almost killed me. The hospital bills alone are in excess of $160,000, which I have no way to pay," Dimmick wrote in the suit.

Dimmick's $235,000 lawsuit was filed after the Rowleys sued Dimmick for $75,000 for emotional distress and home intrusion.

In perhaps the only non-shocking aspect of this entire story, Dimmick does not have a lawyer.

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