background: Relative of a close friend (we’ll call him Todd) carried mountain dew in his backpack to school every day. For a few weeks, this bully (“Brian”) would go in his bag, say fuck you, and drink the mountain dew.
Fed up with this and being a cunning lad, last Tuesday Todd drinks the mountain dew before class, and pisses in the bottle. Brian drank the piss, shat brix, and Todd emerged the victor that day.
Now, Brian’s family is threating to sue, claiming Todd endangered Brian’s health. Todd’s family is apparently shitting and scrambling to collect character references for Todd from teachers, letters from doctors saying urine isn’t harmful, and generally thinking their son is a psycho.
I applaud Todd and think that he should walk into court holding a bottle of piss, it’s freedom of expression, some people like piss filled bottles, but IANAL.
Edit The school became aware of the incident when it happened. I believe Todd was suspended for a short period of time. The principal is actually instructing Brian’s parents to press charges because the school doesn’t want to get further involved
The first comment at Reddit solves the issue quite easily.
the bully stole Todd’s piss. Todd cannot be liable.
The second comment really sorts out the issue
Exactly. I would threaten to counter-sue for theft of personal property for stealing his beverages, invasion of privacy for entering his backpack without permission, and harassment for the constant bullying. That should shut them up pretty fast. Tell them you want to involve the police and press criminal charges, not just small claims court.