25 June 2003

Man Sues Amusement Park After Being Struck by Lightning on Park Grounds

I present to you the "jackass of the day" winner:
Yes, Cincinnati lawyer Drake Ebner admits, cynics will believe he is suing Paramount's Kings Island because the amusement park makes lots of money.

And yes, the cynics will wonder snidely how the park can be held responsible for Ebner's client being struck by lightning on the park grounds.

"That would be a lot of people's knee-jerk reaction in these types of situations, frankly," Ebner acknowledged.

But they should hold the park accountable, for not telling his client and thousands of others about an impending lightning storm, Edner said Monday. "They could have told the people not to go to their cars, which are large metal objects that can attract lightning."