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The Big Thunder Mountain Defense works in Court

“Thunder Mountain is a very fast, frightening roller coaster ride. After being on there Ramplin was terrified and worried there was going to be an accident and all of a sudden memories of the accident when he was ten came flooding back.”

With those words George Ramplin’s attorney managed to convince a judge that post-traumatic stress from riding Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris caused a postal-carrier to relapse into a state of thievery and steal 15 parcels instead of delivering them. Instead of jail time, he’ll just get probation and community service.

Other lawyers should take note. Perhaps try an ‘it’s a small world’ defense for abusing children, “I’m sorry your honor, after riding that ride, I was just afraid that the child would break out in that horrible song.” Or the Space Mountain defense, “No, you honor. I did not realize that I was driving so fast, I had a flashback to Space Mountain and thought I was being hurdled through outer space in the pitch dark.”

Gee, this if fun. Add your own attraction related defense in the comments!

(via Telegraph)

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  3. Your honor, I did not mean to grope that poor lady. But I was just on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and was afraid the elevator we were on would drop out of nowhere, so I had to hold onto whatever I could…

  4. I’m sorry your Honor, I blew up those gas stations because I just finished riding Ellen’s Universe of Energy and I was remember how gas is just a fossil fuel and I can’t believe that Exxon would kill all those dinosaurs.

  5. The PTS from Test Track always being broken when I am at EPCOT caused me to steal all those cars from GM.

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  8. Pirates of the Caribbean glamorized torture, alcoholism, arson, theft and the exploitation of women. They brainwashed me by repeating “a pirate’s life for me” which was activated during the excitement of the Stanley Cup finals- I can’t be held responsible for any riots I am alleged to have incited. I am counter suing Disney for mental anguish.

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