Fun, but there’s no rea­son to laugh now

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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