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Only in America: Passing the blame for a pimp's face-stomp

A pimp sues Nike for the damage his shoes inflicted on a client's face — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

An Oregon pimp who used his Air Jordan sneakers to stomp a client's face is suing Nike for failing to warn him that its product was "potentially dangerous." Sirgiorgiro Clardy, who was sentenced to 100 years in prison, says the bulky Jordans should come with a warning label since they inflicted so much damage, and were deemed "dangerous weapons" by prosecutors. His sentence, Clardy said, had caused him "mental suffering."