How far would you go for your favorite video game character? This kid went all the way to court.
11-year-old Judson King was such a Sonic the Hedgehog fan that he decided he wanted the real thing - only to find out that hedgehogs were illegal in his city of Lawrence, in Kansas.
What's a boy to do but convince the court that hedgehogs are fudgy-wudgy creatures and not a danger to civilization as we know it? After three years of work, he finally built up his case enough that when he finally got his day in court, it was "no contest."
The court found no real reason to maintain the ban, and the woodland critter was legalized. Judson finally got his first hedgehog last Christmas. Now let's hope he won't paint his new pet blue and throw it through rings.