People file a lawsuit for many things and that things are sensible but sometimes I guess people just want to be get noticed by suing something out of the ordinary. Well, in this case, an innocent bear was sued for his natural instinct for the taste of honey.
The delicious taste of honey became a nightmare for a bear in Macedonia, which repeatedly raided a beekeeper’s hives. Now the bear has a criminal record after a court found it guilty of theft and criminal damage.
In 2008, a bear was sued for continuously stealing honey from a Macedonian beekeeper, Zoran Kiseloski. After an entire year of ineffectual attempts to keep the bear away from his beehives, the exasperated beekeeper went to court.
The case was brought by the beekeeper after a year of trying vainly to protect his beehives.
For a while, he kept the animal away by buying a generator, lighting up the area, and playing thumping Serbian turbo-folk music.
But when the generator ran out of power and the music fell silent, the bear was back and the honey was gone once more.
The court found the bear guilty, but since the bear had no owner and was classified as a protected species, the court ordered the state to pay $3,500 dollars for the damages caused to the beehives.