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Man fined for pretending to be ghost
Posted: 11 August 2014 02:16 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Man fined for pretending to be ghost in Portsmouth cemetery cool grin

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/07/man-fined-pretending-to-be-ghost-portsmouth-cemetery-anthony-stallard

A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost and other rowdy behaviour in a cemetery.

Anthony Stallard pleaded guilty at Portsmouth magistrates court to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.

The court heard that the 24-year-old had been out drinking with friends when they went to Kingston cemetery in Portsmouth, where they started to play football.

A Hampshire police spokesman said that witnesses complained to police about Stallard’s rowdy behaviour and his pretending to be a ghost.

“The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying ‘woooooo’,” he said.

Stallard, of Southsea, Hampshire, was fined £35 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £20 in costs.

He also had an extra three months added to a conditional charge for previous harassment which he was found to be in breach of, according to a Crown Prosecution Service spokeswoman.

A charge of causing criminal damage to gravestones was dismissed.”

 

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Posted: 11 August 2014 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Who were the ‘witnesses’? Were they doing this at night(suggestive if they had been out drinking to think all of this was a good idea).
Or were the witnesses his drinking partners?
All up, the ghost part seems a pretty small part of an overall ‘drunk and annoying in public’ charge.

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Posted: 13 August 2014 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, but whoever complained complained about the rowdy behavior *and* his pretending to be a ghost. I especially liked the bit about him throwing his hands in the air and going “woooooo.” LOL

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Posted: 14 August 2014 04:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 17 August 2014 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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So throwing your hands up in the air and shouting ‘woooooo’ makes one a pretend ghost?  I wonder if that is written down somewhere.  I also have to wonder how the witnesses determined that he was pretending to be a ghost as opposed to a boogeyman.

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