Cemetery 'ghost' fined for shouting: 'Woooo'
A man who pretended to be a ghost while behaving in a "rowdy" way in a cemetery has been fined.
Anthony Stallard of Southsea, Hampshire, has been ordered to pay £35 after throwing his arms in the air and shouting: "Woooooo."
Portsmouth Magistrates' Court heard that Stallard had been out drinking with friends when they went to Portsmouth's Kingston Cemetery where they played football.
Hampshire police said a number of witnesses made a complaint that Stallard had acted rowdily and pretended to be a spooky apparition.
A spokesman said: "The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo'."
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.
Stallard was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £20 in costs.
The court heard that he had also breached the conditions of an earlier punishment when he had been charged with harassment.
As a result of that breach he had an extra three months added to his conditional charge, a spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service said.
Stallard had also been charged with causing criminal damage to the gravestones, but the charge was dismissed.