Man Threatens to Kill His Friend Over a $10,000 Bet That the Earth is Flat
I don't know if this phrase has ever been uttered: But the flat-Earther here might NOT be the craziest person in this story.
A 36-year-old guy in New Zealand named Jamie Sutherland recently had dinner with a friend named Louie Lanz. They've known each other since elementary school.
And Louie kept going on about how the Earth isn't round, then said he'd bet Jamie $10,000 that it was flat. So Jamie took him up on it, because hey, free money.
Except Louie thinks all the proof about Earth being round is part of a massive conspiracy. So there was no way to convince him.
They ran into each other at a gas station later on. And Jamie told Louie he still owed him the $10,000. But Louie refused to pay. So Jamie lost it, and threatened to kill him and his father with a crossbow if he didn't pay him the money.
Louie called the cops, and they've been dealing with it since February. But on Monday, a judge dismissed all the charges. And no one has to pay the $10,000.
Overall, Louie might still be the crazier one though. Because in court, he claimed the Moon landings were faked, and that Albert Einstein was a plant by the government.
And he also got 80 hours of community service back in 2015 for joking he had a BOMB on an Air New Zealand flight.
Read more at Otago Daily Times.