It was reported on September 9, 1978, that New Canaan, Connecticut resident Charles R. Bach had been awarded $100,000 for injuries he received in a minibike accident.
He claimed that while riding the minibike in Stoddard, New Hampshire seven years prior, a dog name King started barking and scared him so much that he took a fall. He suffered a fractured vertebra that had to be removed.
King’s owner Howard M. Klebanoff said that he had been locked inside his vacation home, but his brother-in-law “felt sorry for the dog and let him out.”
Next thing you know, King was running down the road barking at Mr. Bach. The insurance companies settled the case out-of-court.
As for King, the dog had died several years prior.