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You have committed a crime and are looking for something to blame. Drugs and alcohol? Well that’s been done. How about something a little more exotic? Why not try one of these unusual legal defenses? Enjoy!

  • Question of

    Arguably the most famous of the “say what?!” excuses for committing a crime, what snack food was linked to the defense used by San Franciscan Dan White in his trial for the murder of Harvey Milk and George Moscone?

    • Ding Dongs
    • Twinkies
    • Snow Balls
  • Question of

    This snack food defense was used by Wesley Shaffer, who was caught burglarizing a Florida residence. Had Shaffer burglarized a fair, he may have had a case. Which snack did Shaffer allege was responsible for his actions?

    • Cadbury Bars
    • Cotton Candy
    • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Question of

    The San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre in 1984 resulted in 22 deaths, including that of the shooter. His widow sued McDonald’s for contributing to his actions. Which frequently disparaged food additive did she claim was partially responsible?

    • Monosodium Glutamate
    • Corn Syrup
    • Caramel Coloring
  • Question of

    Driving under the influence of chocolate? Susan Vaughan tried that excuse when she was arrested in Geelong, Australia. What filling in the chocolates did she blame?

    • Nougat
    • Cherries
    • Liqueur
  • Question of

    Charles Shapiro pleaded guilty to hiring a hit man to kill his cousin over a real estate deal, but he later tried to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming he was impaired when he entered it. Apparently, he couldn’t stomach a prison term. What medicine did he claim affected his judgment?

    • Hydrocodone
    • Throat Lozenge
    • Antacid
  • Question of

    In 2009, Daniel Noble was arrested for two separate vehicular hit and runs on the Washington State University campus. He was so combative when confronted that police had to taser him. His attorney alleged it was a psychotic episode caused by an overconsumption of which beverages?

    • Coffee and Energy Drinks
    • Orange and Lime Juice
    • Milk Shakes and Malts
  • Question of

    In 2002, Karli Ann Bobus was arrested in California on suspicion of drunk driving. However, she denied that she had been drinking beverages. On what medication did she blame her erratic driving, slurred speech and blood alcohol level?

    • Cough Syrup
    • Laxative
    • Aspirin
  • Question of

    Charles Hausberg was arrested in Chicago for the death of a teenager who was killed after Hausberg made an illegal u-turn into oncoming traffic. A subsequent drug test showed morphine in Hausberg’s system. What did he allege caused the positive test result?

    • Second Hand Smoke
    • Poppy Seed Muffins
    • Sleeping Pills
  • Question of

    Massachusetts State Senator Anthony Galluccio had been sentenced to two years probation following a vehicle accident that injured two people. As he already had two “driving under the influence” convictions, he was required to use a breathalyzer daily. What product did Galluccio blame for a positive test on the device?

    • Cologne
    • Deodorant
    • Toothpaste
  • Question of

    In 2009, four New York men were charged with conspiring to commit terrorist acts, but they maintained that they were entrapped by an FBI informant. The method used would be popular in Kentucky. With what did the men allege they were enticed?

    • Burritos
    • Pizza
    • Fried Chicken

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