Man banned from carrying marker pens jailed after being found with two Sharpies
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When you hear of someone being caught ‘carrying’, it’s generally weapons and drugs that spring to mind.
Aside from the pens, 22-year-old Lloyd Griffiths also had a small amount of cannabis on him when he was apprehended on 10 October.
Griffiths breached the terms of his Criminal Behaviour Order by being in possession of the pens.
Griffiths’ pens were found after he was reported for allegedly making inappropriate comments to women at a Peterborough McDonald’s .
In 2019, he was convicted of causing ‘prolific’ criminal damage, with his actions leaving business owners and locals ‘upset’.
Cambridgeshire Police noted that Griffiths was convicted of criminal damage in a public place involving graffiti.
Griffiths was slapped with a five-year order that prevented him from carrying any materials that could be used to cause criminal damage in a public place.
Griffiths claimed he was given the pens by a friend and didn’t intend to use them, but despite that, he pleaded guilty to breaching a CBO and possession of a class B drug in public at Peterborough Magistrates Court and was sentenced to 18 weeks.
PC Luke Cooke said: “Griffiths was handed this CBO after causing prolific criminal damage in public places across the city centre, which resulted in disruption to local businesses in the area, and upset many members of the local community.
“I hope this result shows how seriously the courts take a breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order.”
While we’re on the topic of weird things people have been arrested for, last month, an Israeli man found police on his case after uploading a video of his dog ‘driving’ his car.
The 35-year-old, who hailed from Ein Naqquba, west of Jerusalem, posted a video of his small pooch on his lap, even placing the dog’s little paws on the steering wheel.
Watch the footage below:
Unfortunately, police didn’t find the clip funny or adorable, and after spotting the footage online, promptly arrested the man on suspicion of dangerous driving.
"The suspect behaved in a reckless and improper manner when he let his dog hold onto the steering wheel, thereby endangering road users," the police said in a statement, according to The Times of Israel.
"He then went on to share footage of the dangerous act which reached the police. Whoever does such things is playing with human lives. We will continue to work to enforce and prosecute serious traffic violations."