JUDGE BLASTS BURGLAR FOR COURT FART
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A BURGLAR was handed a stinker of a sentence after he FARTED in the dock!
Pals of Christopher Cook started sniggering in the public gallery when the 20-year-old let rip a gust of brown air.
But Judge Peter Moss failed to see the joke when Cook joined in the tittering – and added 20 hours unpaid work to his sentence.
Cook, of Reigate, Surrey, had appeared in court to alter the terms of a probation order handed down for an offence of burglary.
But, at Guildford Crown Court, Judge Moss pointed out that the defendant had failed to comply with part of his community sentence.
Then Cook made a loud rasping fart in the dock, to the amusement of himself and his friends in the public gallery.
But Judge Moss thought the defendant’s behaviour stank.
He told Cook: “I was going to sentence you to 100 hours unpaid work. But I’m going to give you an additional 20 hours because of your attitude.”
Before his rude interruption of the proceedings, Cook had arrived at court smartly dressed in a suit, hoping to impress the judge.
But the rectal report blew a hole in his efforts.
A pal of Cook said outside court: “It was bad lucky really – how do you not chuckle when someone farts in such a serious situation?”