They often say that truth is stranger than fiction, but it must be even stranger when a story from a movie seemingly unfolds in real life.
And when someone claims their bizarre situation is reminiscent of such a story, it becomes a sort of double-edged sword for them. On one hand, it gives people a handy frame of reference for some seriously complex circumstances. On the other hand, it might seem a little too handy and make other less likely to believe them.
But while the story we're going to discuss today features a whirlwind of opposing claims, the facts behind those claims are about to be determined in court.