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Man is fined for pretending to be a ghost

By T.K. Randall
August 8, 2014 · Comment icon 17 comments

Locals weren't amused by the stunt. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A man in Southsea, Hampshire was ordered to pay £35 for running around a cemetery shouting 'Woooooo!'
The 24-year-old had been out drinking with his friends when they all decided to head to Portsmouth's Kingston Cemetery and start playing a game of football.

Concerned locals eventually decided to call the authorities after the mischievous individual was observed pretending to be a ghost by charging around the grave stones with his arms in the air shouting 'Woooooo!' at the top of his lungs.

Hampshire police reported that several people had contacted them over the stunt and that the accused had acted "rowdily" in his efforts to mimic an apparition.

He later appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court where he was fined and ordered to pay an additional £20 victim surcharge and another £20 in costs.

Source: Sky News | Comments (17)




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Comment icon #8 Posted by bubblykiss 10 years ago
He should have just told authorities he was looking for his friend Dr. Wu who ran off with Steely Dan years ago.
Comment icon #9 Posted by StRoostifer 10 years ago
So he was fined for scaring a few tarts but this was dismissed?... "Stallard had also been charged with causing criminal damage to the gravestones, but the charge was dismissed." Makes no sense at all! Anyway, I still love visiting cemeteries but am respectful too. I find them to be quite peaceful.
Comment icon #10 Posted by LucidElement 10 years ago
so basically "drunk in public" haha not really because he was a ghost.
Comment icon #11 Posted by JustTerri 10 years ago
Lol People do things like this all the time. It's disrespectful but in the same sense who is pleasant while intoxicated?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Yes_Man 10 years ago
He also was kicking a football at graves
Comment icon #13 Posted by Rei4ever 10 years ago
Respect the deads
Comment icon #14 Posted by hellwyr 10 years ago
lol and the dead dont care since they are dead.
Comment icon #15 Posted by gatekeeper32 10 years ago
"... and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!"
Comment icon #16 Posted by Wickian 10 years ago
Considering the fine is pretty much a slap on the wrist "don't do that again", it probably served it purpose. Have a little more respect in a cemetery, people go there to grieve not hang around jokers.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Silent Trinity 10 years ago
Wow i'm glad I never got caught doing this with monotonous regularity with my friends during our college days as our favourite local was next to the local cemetery.... I would have still been in debt paying off fines today!


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