Nike Sued by Thug for not Warning Him Before He Stomped on Man's Face

“People like Mr. Clardy are born bad. .That’s why we have prisons.”


No this isn't happening in California. It's happening in Portland.

Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy, who stands 6'5 was put away for 100 years for stomping a man's face before he robbed him, forcing a teenager to work as prostitute and a whole long string of other offenses.

A 26-year-old Portland pimp who repeatedly shouted expletives at the judge, prosecutors and jurors was declared a dangerous offender Friday for, among other crimes, beating a 18-year-old woman he forced to work as a prostitute so badly she bled from her ears.

The designation of Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy as a dangerous offender called for a prison sentence of up to 300 years, prosecutors said. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Kelly Skye sentenced Clardy to 100 years of prison, with the possibility of release after 36 years -- which would mean he would be in his 60s before he'd have the chance of walking free again.

Clardy appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court Thursday cuffed to a wheelchair and wearing a mesh bag over his head, a precaution deputies undertook to prevent him from spitting on others. Friday, he refused to put on any clothes before court, and deputies wrapped his body in a suicide smock.

So Sirgiorgirois just the kind of man you expect to blame the whole thing on the pair of sneakers he was wearing.

Frank Colistro, a psychologist who interviewed Clardy, said Clardy was in the 100th percentile of narcissistic criminals and he’s 100 percent likely to commit violent crimes again in the next seven years. Colistro said Clardy thinks of himself as smarter, more attractive and superior than everyone else.

“People like Mr. Clardy are born bad. It’s not something we can fix. ...That’s why we have prisons.”

When Clardy was 13, Colistro said, Clardy attacked a foster dad with a baseball bat because he thought the man was verbally abusive. He brought brass knuckles to school, assaulted other classmates and even pulled down a female classmate’s pants and tried to sexually assault her, authorities say.

He also threatened to rape police officers’ wives and children, authorities say.

Clardy has been convicted of 20 felonies in his 26 years -- including his current case, which includes convictions for compelling prostitution, second-degree assault and first-degree robbery.

olistro, the psychologist, was clear that even though Clardy is an anti-social psychopath, he is not mentally ill.

Clardy, however, disagreed. Loudly and repeatedly. ”I hear voices!” and “Ahhh! I want to kill myself!”

He's moved on from there to lawsuits. Long term inmates have a lot of free time on their hands which they often apply to becoming jailhouse lawyers.

A 26-year-old Portland pimp has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating that helped net him a 100-year prison sentence.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy claims Nike should have placed a label in his Jordan shoes warning consumers that they could be used as a dangerous weapon. He was wearing a pair when he repeatedly stomped the face of a john who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute in June 2012.

In his three-page complaint handwritten from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Clardy claims that Nike, Chairman Phil Knight and other executives failed to warn consumers that the shoes could be used as a weapon to cause serious injury or death.

"Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product ..." wrote Clardy, who is representing himself. "Do (sic) to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering."

Clardy wrote that he's tried to starve himself and kill himself multiple times.

He asks a Multnomah County judge to order Nike to affix warning labels to all their "potentially dangerous Nike and Jordan merchandise."

A better idea would have been to affix that label to Clardy. The unfortunate thing is that at some point Clardy will slow down and start, like most sociopaths, learning to actually manipulate people.