Meanwhile, Witnesses were Peppered with Questions
A crime suspect in Darwin, N.T., Australia, has objected to the charge laid against him in the Darwin Magistrates Court. The assault was committed with an “offensive weapon,” the charge reads, “namely battered fish.” Shaun Patrick Farrell, 40, had planned to plead guilty to throwing a piece of fish from a fish burger, but refused when he heard the official wording. Magistrate David Loadman agreed to adjourn the case until a hearing could be held on the wording. “What is the world coming to?” he asked from the bench. “A powder puff has become a weapon of extreme danger.” Court observers suggested the fish itself was the victim, as it had been “a-salted.” (Darwin Northern Territory News) ...That argument sure won’t cut the mustard.
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