Polish lawsuit dropped after perpetrator ‘kicks the bucket’

Polish lawsuit dropped after perpetrator ‘kicks the bucket’

03 March 2012 By Lawyers Weekly

A case against a Polish man has been dropped on appeal 18 months after he was taken to court for allegedly kicking a neighbour's plastic bucket.Waldemar Wilk, 55, was accused by his neighbour,…

A case against a Polish man has been dropped on appeal 18 months after he was taken to court for allegedly kicking a neighbour's plastic bucket.

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Waldemar Wilk, 55, was accused by his neighbour, Alicja Tomankiewicz, from the south-western Polish city of Miklowice, of damaging her plastic bucket after he kicked it so hard, it became airborne and landed in a bush near their apartment block, reports The Austrian Times.

The bucket was estimated to have a value of less than six Australian dollars.

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Disregarding criticism over the prosecutors' insistence on taking the issue to court, Wilk was found guilty, despite presenting video footage from a mobile phone of his neighbour continuing to use the damaged bucket, and an expert being called in to conduct an experiment assessing whether buckets could be damaged by kicking.

An infuriated Wilk launched an appeal against his conviction in the District Court in Opole, where a clearly weary judge threw the case out, declaring that "it should never have begun".

Folklaw imagines the judge would have preferred to sentence all involved to a good kick in the pants for wasting his time.

Polish lawsuit dropped after perpetrator ‘kicks the bucket’
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