In a tale that brings to mind Jack Nicholson's decent into madness in "The Shining," a court reporter has similarly gone off the deep end.
According to the New York Post, an alcoholic court stenographer (who has since been fired) repeatedly typed "I hate my job, I hate my job" instead of the court proceedings.
The bizarre behavior by Daniel Kochanski may have jeopardized as many as 30 Manhattan court cases, according to the Post.
A source told the newspaper that “He hit random keys or wrote, ‘I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job,’ over and over.” “It should have been questions and answers — instead it was gibberish,” the source said.
According to the report, Kochanski's father, Ed, said his son became an alcoholic about five years ago, costing him his marriage and job.
Reached by phone, Kochanski, who was fired in 2012 for misconduct, denied messing up the transcripts.