- ghastly deeds August 8
This was just mean-spirited: A 24-year-old man has been fined for going to a Portsmouth, England, cemetery and pretending to be a ghost.
Witnesses reported a group "engaging in rowdy behavior and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo,'" a Hampshire police spokesman The Guardian. Anthony Stallard and his friends had made their way to the cemetery after drinking, and in addition to doing their best Casper impressions, they played soccer among the tombstones.
Stallard pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behavior likely to cause distress, and must now pay a fine of £35, a victim surcharge of £20, and £20 in costs. Apparently, this wasn't the first time he displayed ghoulish behavior; prosecutors found him to be in breach of a previous harassment settlement, and tacked another three months onto his conditional charge.- - Catherine Garcia
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- Ferguson riots were terrible — but this racist reaction was worse
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- Don't argue about politics this Thanksgiving. Just don't.
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- How Rand Paul's GOP opponents will use his minority outreach against him
Subscribe to the Week