Some Twitter users are – alas – don’t tweet, but they sure are twits.
Paul Chambers of was stuck on a plane Doncaster Airport, as weather forced the airport to close down on January 6th 2010 when he was due to fly to Ireland.
He has been found guilty of sending threatening messages.
This was the message which was identified by managers at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport, who filed a complained to the police.
Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!
Initially Paul Chambers pleaded guilty to offences under the Communications Act in February before changing his plea to “not guilty” in March.
As a result, the whole thing went to trial, and on Monday, he was found guilty of sending a threatening message, despite testifying that it never occurred to him that anyone would take the “innocuous hyperbole” in his message as serious.
He has been ordered to pay £385 in fines and £600 in costs costs by district judge Jonathan Bennett,
Paul of course has responded by twitting:
“I’d like to thank the CPS for their level-best efforts in fucking up the life of an ordinary citizen. I love Britain.”
What’s the term I’m looking for here? Ah yes “Never under estimate the stupidity of people”. If you’re stuck on a plane like that, for hells teeth moan, but don’t make threats! Her Majesties Constabularies and Special forces tend to take a rather dim view of this.
Which brings me nicely to my next post. Three letters to warm the cockles of anyone who’s been to the USA recently.
More later on – this is a nice little imaging corker.