DRUNK OUT COLD AND OUT OF GOLD
A DRUNK found slumped at a railway station platform has been jailed after pocketing a knuckle duster he told police he thought was a lump of GOLD.
Scott Humphreys, 28, was handed a 26-week sentence at Portsmouth Crown Court after he admitted having an offensive weapon.
Worried passengers called British Transport Police to Cosham’s rail station after spotting Humphreys with the gold-coloured knuckle duster.
Prosecutor Anthony Bailey said: “He thought it was gold and had it in his pocket for safekeeping and took it home.
“When he examined it he hadn’t seen anything like that before but realised it wasn’t gold and couldn’t sell it.
“Police found him crouched on the floor on the platform, clearly under the influence of drink.
“They searched him and located a gold knuckle duster in the right hand jacket pocket.”
The court heard Humphreys had been drinking while travelling from his home in Leigh Park, Hants, to Cosham.