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Man arrested for pretending to be ghost at cemetery

By Mason White 7:48 AM August 8, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of harassment after pretending to be a ghost at a cemetery, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost.

24-year-old Anthony Stallard pleaded guilty at the Portsmouth Magistrate’s Court for using threatening words or behavior that may cause distress.

The court heard that Stallard had been drinking with friends when they went to Kingston Cemetery, where they began to play ball.

Hampshire Police said that witnesses complained about the scandalous behavior of Stallard, and that he pretended to be a ghost.

Stallard said “woooooo” several times. Stallard was fined 35 pounds (1 pound = $1.68) and was ordered to pay 20 pounds to the victim. He was also ordered to pay a 20 pound surcharge.

A charge of causing criminal damage to gravestones was dismissed as part of the plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.