Scene: A courtroom where a
witness is testifying in a case involving a
man biting off the ear of another man during a fight. After supplying
testimony which was very bad for the defendant, the witness was being
cross examined by the defendant's attorney.
Attorney: You said that you saw the defendant and the plaintiff in a
Attorney: You then said that you were concerned for your safety and
that, because of this concern, you sought shelter elsewhere?
Attorney: You further stated that during this time of seeking shelter,
you turned your back to the fight at hand?
Attorney: And THEN you testified that that was when the defendant bit
off the plaintiff's ear??!!
Attorney: Well, that makes for an interesting question then! If
your back was turned to the fight then you obviously MUST have had the
plaintiff and the defendant out of your field of vision, correct?
Witness: Yes, correct.
Attorney: Well then, did you SEE the defendant bite off the plaintiff's
Attorney: (Smugly) THEN HOW DO YOU "KNOW" THAT THE DEFENDANT BIT OFF
THE EAR OF THE PLAINTIFF IF YOU DID NOT SEE HIM DO IT??!!
Witness: I saw him spit it out.
Attorney: No more questions.