Back in 2009, Jesse Dimmick earned Shmuck of the Week honors after taking a couple hostage and then falling asleep -- cuz kidnapping is tiring work, bro!
But Dimmick thinks they're the shmucks, because they allegedly made a deal to hide him but then split. And he's suing them for it.
No, we're not making this up.
Dimmick and a buddy, Shayne Miller, were suspected of murdering Michael Curtis at an Aurora motel. The pair went on the lam, heading to Kansas, where Miller was arrested at, appropriately enough, a motel.
And Dimmick? According to True Crime Report, police spotted him in a stolen car and initiated pursuit. He soon crashed that ride, but managed to get away on foot and swipe a second vehicle, which the cops also ID'd and chased -- for fifty miles or so. In the end, Dimmick wiped out again, this time into the yard of newlyweds Jared and Lindsay Rowley, whom he quickly took hostage.
Despite this unpleasant introduction, the Rowleys proved to be fine hosts, offering Dimmick a drink, snacks, pillows and a blanket. In exchange, Dimmick allowed them to watch movies with him -- an experience so relaxing that he eventually nodded off. At that point, the Rowleys got out while the getting was good and alerted the cops, who eventually stormed the house, shooting Dimmick in the process.
That's the kind of thing capable of pissing a guy off -- and to add insult to literal injury, the Rowleys reportedly targeted him with a lawsuit in which they asked him to pay $75,000 for the home invasion and the stress that came along with it.
But two can play at that game. Dimmick responded with a handwritten breach of contract suit against the Rowleys, It reads, in part, "I, the defendant, asked the Rowleys to hide me because I feared for my life. I offered the Rowleys an unspecified amount of money which they agreed upon, therefore forging a legally binding oral contract."
For this imagined sin, Dimmick is asking the Rowleys to pay him $235,000, part of which is earmarked for hospital bills racked up after the cops plugged him.
See! He had good reason to fear for his life!
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Shockingly, the Rowleys have asked a judge to dismiss the suit. In the meantime, Dimmick is chilling in a Brighton jail, awaiting an April 2012 preliminary hearing related to Curtis's murder -- and probably dreaming about what he'll do with all the money the couple will soon be paying him.
Snap out of it, Jesse. Time to wake up.
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More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Carriage Motel Inn, No. 89: Murder at same motel where Michael Curtis died in September."