Jesse Dimmick has filed a $235,000 breach of contract lawsuit against Jared and Lindsay Rowley. That sounds fairly routine, until you hear what the contract was and how it came to be.
Two years ago, Jesse Dimmick was a wanted man. He was a suspect in a murder case, to be specific. While trying to evade police, he found his way into the Rowley’s home. He claims that over some Cheetos and Dr Pepper and a viewing of the movie Patch Adams, he and the couple came up with a plan that would see them hide him in exchange for an amount of money to be determined later. Everybody else, however, calls what happened kidnapping at knifepoint. Dinner and a movie was nothing more than a way out of getting themselves killed, which makes perfect sense to everybody but Dimmick, who is acting as his own lawyer.
Dimmick personally — in longhand — wrote the counterclaim document, which was filed Oct. 21 in Shawnee County District Court.
He wrote: “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.”
The Rowleys sought this month to have the suit dismissed, saying they never accepted Dimmick’s offer of money and — if they had — their consent would have been given under duress. District Judge Franklin Theis has yet to rule on their motion for dismissal.
Oh yes, the shot in the back. that was an accident, say police. While arresting him, one of their rifles went off unintentionally. But as you can see above, had the Rowleys not snuck out of their home when Dimmick fell asleep allowing the police to enter and scoop him up in clear violation of their agreement, that never would have happened. Dimmick is suing the police for that, which is likely one of the things that prompted the Rowleys to sue him, and now here we are.
Hopefully tossing this ridiculousness out of court won’t take long, but you never know with the legal system being what it is.
Oh, and one more chuckleworthy thing considering the film they were watching. Dimmick, who has been convicted of several things and won’t be going anywhere for a while, is being held in Colorado’s Adams County Detention Center.
You really can’t make stuff like this up.