Published: August 09, 2011 | News Blog | 1647 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.
Hiroshi Nishizaki, 46, was arrested in Osaka, Japan, in May and accused of causing damage of the equivalent of about $5,500 by pouring urine on a neighbor's house on 169 occasions, because it was blocking Nishizaki's view.
Brian Hugh Warner, better known as Marilyn Manson, was arrested after grinding on a security guard's head during a July 2001 concert in Detroit, Michigan. Although charged with criminal sexual conduct, the entertainer pleaded no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge. He subsequently paid a $4,000 fine.