Fun, but there’s no reason to laugh now
A German backpacker visiting Port Douglas faced court this week for possessing drugs and shoplifting. The man had attempted to steal almost $100 of groceries from a store. He was then apprehended and searched by police.
The magistrate asked the man, who had pleaded guilty, why he had possessed one gram of cannabis and a rolled joint. The man replied, “because it’s fun”.
He man said he stole food because he had no job or money.
“You have a working holiday visa but you have no job and no money, you might as well go home,” the magistrate told him. “There is no use staying here and stealing stuff because I will put you in jail.” He was placed on a 12 month bond.