Man fined by judge for pretending to be a ghost in a graveyard
It is August, and that is the season for the silliest of silly stories. With that in mind, we doubt many will beat this tale from Portsmouth.
Breaking News are reporting that a guy called Anthony Stallard has plead guilty to 'using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress' in a Portsmouth court.
The case hinged on an incident where Stallard had been drinking with friends before they went to play football in a local cemetery. Witnesses then complained about how Stallard was behaving, citing his ghoulish behaviour.
The prosecuting solicitor Tim Concannon told Portsmouth Magistrates' Court: 'While the football was going on, this defendant was effectively singing loudly and being disrespectful in among the graves.
'He was throwing himself backwards, waving his arms about and going 'woooooooh'.
'I'm assuming he was pretending to be a ghost.'
A fine of £35 pounds was imposed as well as three months being added to an existing 12 month suspended sentence for another offence.