Anyone remember Elizabeth Derkosh, the half-wit who propped her two year old son up on the edge of a wild dog pen at the Pittsburgh Zoo and then accidentally dropped him in? Well as it turns out, she' now trying to sue the zoo for a big bag of cash, claiming that somehow the zoo is responsible for her blatant act of stupidity and should pay her money for it.
Mother of a toddler fatally mauled by African dogs is to blame and shouldn’t be allowed to sue: zoo
Sorry, but the only stupid thing that the zoo did here was let her buy a ticket that day. I agree with the zoo 100% in that when someone does something so unbelievably careless or stupid as to shock the conscience of every reasonable person in the world, they should be cut off from suing others, especially others who were not unbelievably stupid or careless. All the zoo did here was provide a place where people could visit and watch exotic animals. They provided an enclosure for said animals that was designed to keep people of average intelligence out, and it's really not reasonable to anticipate that some idiot would plunk her toddler down on the edge of the enclosure and then lose her grip on the kid. The zoo did their part, and according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that certifies and accredits zoos, their enclosures exceed the required safety standards. Clearly though, if you try to make something idiot-proof, a better idiot will always show up. Derkosh is proof of this theory and should not get paid a cent. Her and her husband are seeking a jury trial on this issue though. I'm so bugged about it that I may just move to Pittsburgh for no reason other than to get into the jury pool. Not surprisingly, I'm backing the zoo. It's my opinion that she is solely to blame here and should not be allowed to profit from her negligence. I also think that her sleazy ambulance-chasing lawyer, Robert Mongeluzzi, should be sanctioned and kicked in the junk for even thinking about bringing this suit. And if Derkosh has any more kids, I sincerely hope that she never takes them to Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.