Published: August 09, 2011 | News Blog | 1700 Clicks
A British man fined $82 for driving his horse-drawn carriage while drunk said he ran a red light because the animal is colorblind.
John Mulvenna, 56, who also received a 12-month conditional discharge when he pleaded guilty in Barnsley, England, to a charge of being drunk in charge of a horse and carriage, maintained he went through the red light because his horse, Fred, is colorblind, The Daily Express reported Monday.
Two men of questionable means worked the Post Office lobby, systematically rattling the little doors on the P.O. boxes, perhaps hoping one would spring open and disgorge fungible treasure.
Customs inspectors at the Toronto International Airport arrested Jimi Hendrix in May 1969 for the possession of heroin and hashish. Hendrix claimed a fan, unbeknownst to him, slipped the drugs into his luggage. He was subsequently acquitted of the charges.