You can’t make this stuff up.
David Ostrom was loosing his divorce and custody battle with his ex in court. He knew he wasn’t going to win in the court room so he suggested settling the case with his exes attorney “on the field of battle.”
In the court filing he wrote “I now wish to give them the chance to meet me on the field of battle, where I will REND THEIR SOULS from their … bodies,” and even asked the judge for a three month delay so he could obtain Japanese samurai swords.
You see, this is how they use to settle some cases back in the day and he reminded the courts “To this day, trial by combat has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States,” adding that it was used “as recently as 1818 in British Court.”
He said that his exes attorney could fight for her but doesn’t think he has the guts to do it.”
Her attorney responded by saying “Although the respondent and potential combatant do have souls to be rended, they respectfully request that the court not order this done,”
The judge wasn’t having any of it stating ” Until the proper procedural steps to initiate a court proceeding are followed, this court will take no further action concerning any motion, objection or petition filed by either party at this time,”