Reminds me of a Married with Children episode where Al Bundy is watching an Illinois lottery drawing, and they congratulate “our million-dollar winner, Habib Ramasamalanamapiddapon. And imagine, after only two days in the country!”
(BTW, that line has been cut out of syndicated reruns of the show.)
But wait, there’s more!
Erick Cervantes, 32, who owns Elite Power Washing and Maintenance in Fort Valley, testified Wednesday that he gave a broke Cua-Toc some money to buy beer and cigarettes at Cua-Tocs request and also gave him cash to purchase a lottery ticket for Cervantes.
Cervantes used the analogy of asking someone to buy him a soft drink.
I give somebody a dollar to buy me a Coke. They come back with that Coke. That Coke is mine, Cervantes told jurors.
Sonia Cervantes, 31, a civilian contracting officer for a U.S. Air Force Base in Florida, testified that her 13-year marriage to Erick Cervantes could not withstand the stress of death threats allegedly made against their family by Cua-Toc and all the media coverage.
Sonia Cervantes lives in Tampa, Fla., with the couples three children, ages 12, 10 and 5.
Erick Cervantes and Sonia Cervantes filed a counter claim against Cua-Toc that seeks damages to be determined by the jury to be awarded based on the infliction of emotional distress from the alleged threats by Cua-Toc.
Cua-Toc denied in earlier testimony making the threats. The threats were not made directly to Erick or Sonia Cervantes but to others who told them of the threats, according to testimony.
Rafael Cervantes, the father of Erick Cervantes, testified that Cua-Toc called him and told him he had cousins in North Carolina who could harm his son if his son didnt give him some money.