Man Fined For Pretending To Be A Ghost At Cemetery, Making 'Wooo' Noises Around Mourners

08/08/2014 11:46 am ET | Updated Aug 08, 2014
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What a ghoul-igan!

An unemployed British man from Portsmouth was arrested April 29 and later fined after pretending to be a ghost near mourners at a grave, according to The Portsmouth News.

While a nearby family was paying their respects to a lost loved one at Kingston Cemetery, a drunk 24-year-old Anthony Stallard was "throwing himself backwards, waving his arms about and going ''woooooooh," prosecuting attorney Tim Concannon said in court.

"While the football was going on, this defendant was effectively singing loudly and being disrespecting in among the graves," Concannon said.

Stallard was fined £35 (roughly $58), according to The Telegraph, after he pled guilty to using threatening or abusive words, or behavior likely to cause distress.

Despite his attempt to be a free spirit, Stallard said through his attorney that he regrets his actions.

"He has accepted that his behavior, if it had been outside of a cemetery, would not have been inappropriate, but inside a cemetery while people are grieving for their loved ones, it might be," defense attorney Denise Saunder told Portsmouth News. "He is apologetic as demonstrated by his early guilty plea."

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