Medieval Times Sword Shard Allegedly Blinds Honeymooning Man

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So a South Dakota man and his new wife went honeymooning in Orange County and found themselves in the front row of Medieval Times in Buena Park. The festivities commence, and as the swords clang, a piece of metal allegedly flew off and hit Dustin Wiseman, 37, in the left eye. The man has reportedly gone through three surgeries since and has been rendered legally blind in that eye, according to their lawyer. 
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Now he's suing Medieval Times for $10 million, alleging that the popular dinner theater failed to take proper precautions to protects its patrons, and furthermore ruined the couple's 2011 honeymoon trip. 

"The only thing they actually did was go to the beach, then go to Medieval Times and go to the hospital," said their attorney, Jason Fowler. 

It must be assumed that they bought the commemorative photo before the incident.

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dunwoody01
dunwoody01

Ok, let us think about this for just a minute.  They decide to go to Medieval Times, where they KNOW swords are slammed together as part of the show, then they buy tickets for the FRONT ROW, so they can be close to the action.  Anyone with common sense could surmise that when the swords are struck together with force, as part of the entertainment, small shards are going to be flying about.  There is a legal defense called ... Assumption of Risk, that is where someone makes an informed decision to place themselves in a risky position as part of the fun of the entertainment.  Huge horses just across a low wall, swords clanging, type of risk.  If I were on the jury, I would agree it is a terrible accident, but accident it was ... at best he would get actual medical bills and no more.  It is time we all accepted responsibility for our own actions and decisions.  I have taken all of my eight grandchildren to Medieval Times over several visits, we always sit about mid section for the very reasons I mention, as I have determined it is the best seating, with a good view, and somewhat reduced risk.

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

Classy comment up there at the top, Weekly.

Andrea Roberson
Andrea Roberson

It's nice to know that OC peeeps still have a sense of humor, even if it is @ the expense of others misfortune! SEE what you've done Obamination?

Chi Chi Larue
Chi Chi Larue

He'll only see 1/2 of the first year of marriage weight gain

Anon
Anon

It took him 17 months to realize he was 'legally blind' in his right eye?

Joe Provino
Joe Provino

Still sux tho...I'll bet there's signs now at medieval times stating that they're not liable for any injuries associates from watching the shows..that's an expensive "cover your ass" sign now..!!

Joe Provino
Joe Provino

Damn that sux....but...he's got one eye left and chances are will probably come outta the whole deal with about 5-6 million after his lawyers fees are paid....if he's unable to work I would of went for more...technically you can still do a lot with one good eye..

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

His new name back home is going to be Dustin Blindman

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

I think it's his wife who's a little sight-challenged, if you know what I mean

bnubbz
bnubbz

I'll take sight over 10 Million any day!

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Cha-ching!  Best honeymoon present EVER!  $10M!

janedear
janedear

 @Anon Going by the article, it took seventeen months for the THREE SURGERIES on his eye before determining the blindness.

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