Charles Abbott, 67, is all kinds of crazy. Not only did the dude from Aspen think it was totally ok to break a restraining order he had on him, he turned up to court with a stuffed owl as his public defender.
Abbott had a restraining order after beating his roommate senseless at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and violated said order after going round to the house to collect his stuff, hence his court appearance.
The owl, in case you were wondering, was purchased from a blind kid outside the court (go figure) and Abbott told the judge:
He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard and Stanford.
I think he’ll be able to represent me before a public defender comes online.Advertisement
The restraining order is shockingly still in place after the owl wasn’t as good as Abbott first imagined. Madness.