Friday, November 12, 2004

Be Careful What You Do In Public

1. "Cyclist to stand trial for 'falling off bike'"
"The boy on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Chios has been ordered to stand
 trial on October 13 for allegedly violating eight articles of the penal code
 and one traffic violation for falling off his bicycle during an annual race"

2. "Fan arrested for sleeping through match"
"Prosecutors have been urged to drop their 'ludicrous' case against an English
 soccer fan who fell asleep as his home side lost a Premiership match"

3. "A Utah couple is cited for refusing to give up movie theater seats"
"Saving seats in a movie theater isn't uncommon -- but becoming argumentative
 when asked to release them apparently is worth a citation"

4. "German court throws out laughable lawsuit"
"A German took his female neighbour to court for laughing too loudly"

5. "Woman arrested for cursing on phone"
"A pregnant woman said she was handcuffed by transit police and forced onto
 her stomach during an arrest that began with her talking too loudly on her

6. "Popping balloon leads to unreasonable noise charge"
"A man has been summonsed to court for making unreasonable noise because his
 son's balloon burst on a New York street"

7. "Woman accused of pinching policeman's bottom"
"She was arrested last month after police accused her of squeezing an officer's
 buttocks three times during an anti-globalisation protest outside the Greek
 Embassy in London"

8. "We're not sorry, say puddle case police"
"A police force stood its ground today after being criticised for prosecuting
 a motorist who accidentally splashed an officer"

9. "Court finds man guilty of 'gross ingratitude'"
"A German court has found a man guilty of 'gross ingratitude' and ordered him
 to pay back a gift of 21,000 euros after telling his wife she was insane"

10. "Woman arrested for eating chocolate in station"
"A woman has been handcuffed and arrested for eating a chocolate bar inside a
 Metro station in Washington DC"