Well, who amongst has not dreamed of having a sword battle with our exs?
Have you ever wished that you could have a sword battle with your ex and see where it goes? No? One man, however, has not only wished it but also requested the judge at the court to allow him to have a sword fight with his ex to settle the matter of child custody. As reported by Huffpost, David Ostrom, of Paola, Kansas, requested a sword battle with his ex-wife Bridgette Ostrom and her attorney, Matthew Hudson, so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies. He was clearly very angry as why else would he want to render someone's soul?
A judge from Iowa suspended his child visitation rights after he had filed the request for a sword fight and ordered a psychiatric evaluation. As it turns out, he is 'not crazy' but extremely angry at being denied the opportunity to meet his child. The psych eval also revealed that he simply has "adjustment disorder with mixed emotional features." And who wouldn't give such circumstances?
David Ostrom had, in fact, found a strange loophole in the law that he used to request the sword battle. He said in his court filing that a judge technically had the power to allow the parties to engage in a sword fight and "resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally." He also added that technically sword fighting "has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States." And it could only be a man dedicated enough to meet his child that he also requested the judge to allow him 12 weeks time so that he could procure some Japanese samurai swords.
The judge has, so far, not ruled in anyone's favor and had allowed the matter to remain suspended for the time being citing irregularities in the filing of motions. But, we do admit it would have been fun watching him battle his ex-wife and her lawyer, Game of Thrones style!