Tosser picks wrong target

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

The fun police have cracked down on winter bonhomie and merry-making by convicting a British man for tossing a snowball.The Daily Telegraph reports that a British court convicted the man of…

The fun police have cracked down on winter bonhomie and merry-making by convicting a British man for tossing a snowball.

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The Daily Telegraph reports that a British court convicted the man of assault and placed him under a two-week curfew for throwing the snowball at a hapless passer-by.

Now, that passer-by did happen to be a police officer, but Folklaw still thinks arresting the guy is something that would only happen in, say, New South Wales.

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Dean Smith was Christmas shopping with his family in the small town of Swadlincote, central England, when he launched a corker at the officer.

A couple of days later, police arrived at Smith's door.

"I couldn't understand it. When they took me to the police station I thought it was a joke at first," Smith told The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

"How much has all this cost the taxpayer?"

Smith pleaded guilty to common assault at the court in Derby, central England and was slapped with a 14-day curfew, for which he was to wear an electronic tag, and ordered to pay costs.

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