A Fine Fine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This bit of news from a London newspaper caught my attention:

Downstate last week here in Florida, I’m not exactly sure where, maybe Orlando, a dork disturbed mourners in a cemetery by pretending to be a ghost.

Anthony Stallard, a British tourist age 24, had been bounding a soccer ball against tombstones then decided he would try to scare some people attending a funeral.

Police stopped him.

He was throwing himself backwards, waving his arms and going “whooooh”, the prosecutor said in court.

It was not clear whether this action was exactly illegal.

Nevertheless, the judge ordered Stallard to pay a fine of $125… “For stupidity”.

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  1. vanilla
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 11:00:43

    Just imagine: If fines for stupidity are legal, every municipal and state coffer in the country could be overflowing with wealth.

  2. Tracy
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 14:33:56

    I’m captivated by this thought of stupidity fines…it might be a great way to bail some of our cities out of their financial woes