And finally

And finally… acting the goat?

A man who brought his pet goat to a Lidl supermarket has denied that it amounted to disorderly behaviour. Andrew Meneice, 32, pleaded not guilty in Coleraine Magistrates Court yesterday to being disorderly, the Belfast Telegraph reports. He was released by District Judge Liam McNally on £200 bail, on the condition that he is not […]

And finally… stressed out

The manufacturers of a stress-reduction device have applied to go into examinership following a failed crowdfunding bid. Dublin-based firm Galvanic manufactures the Pip, a bio-sensor that assesses stress levels and feeds the data to a smartphone app. Galvanic was the first Irish company to raise $100,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, but its latest campaign on […]

And finally… selfie-harm

A man has been jailed after accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club bathroom. Rorn Sorn, 34, was sentenced to six years and five months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon after police responding to the disturbance in Tampa, Florida found the gun and drugs on […]

And finally… Wu-Tang ban

Prospective jurors in the trial of hated pharmaceutical boss Martin Shkreli trampled over the long-established principle of jury impartiality in court transcripts which show juror selection going quickly awry. Mr Shkreli became the object of widespread ire after his company acquired the drug Daraprim, often used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients, and raised the […]

And finally… dope head

And finally… dope head

A Las Vegas lawyer has experienced a streak of bad luck after being disbarred and now arrested over separate alleged frauds. Easton K. Harris was disbarred in June over more than 100 professional conduct violations involving at least 23 clients, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Now, he and childhood friend Jonathan Peirsol have been arrested following […]

And finally… radical is-scam

A Syrian refugee has been convicted in Germany of seeking to defraud terror group Islamic State to the tune of €180,000. Hasan A., a 39-year-old hairdresser from Damascus, now faces two years in jail for trying to persuade IS operatives to transfer him money for explosives which he had no intention of buying. He never […]

And finally… clean sweep

Police have been left baffled after receiving reports that someone apparently broke into an apartment and cleaned it. The apartment’s resident contacted police after coming home from a trip to find the entire apartment had been cleaned. Some items had been moved around, but nothing appeared to be missing from the home. Local police in […]

And finally… jailhouse rock

A lawyer has been jailed after making death threats to a fellow lawyer who moonlights as an Elvis impersonator. The long-running case, focussed on an incident in 2014, began in 2015 and has finally been concluded. The Malaysian court found that A. Suayri, 56, had threatened Datuk Suraj Singh during a Selangor Bar event in Subang […]

And finally… trump that

A judge who wore a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hat on the bench is facing investigation after 81 complaints were lodged. Judge Bernd Zabel, a judge in Ontario, Canada, wore the cap while presiding on 9 November 2016, one day after Donald Trump’s surprise election as President of the United States. A transcript of […]

And finally… above the law

And finally… above the law

A police officer who used the force helicopter to spy on people having sex has been jailed for a year. Over the course of the three-week trial, Sheffield Crown Court heard that 51-year-old Adrian Pogmore was “a swinging and sex-obsessed air observer”. He used the South Yorkshire Police helicopter four times from 2007-12. He filmed […]