Aussie man jailed for blowing bubble in court

2010-06-18 07:49

An Australian man was jailed for 30 days for blowing a bubble in

court, reports said today.

Mirza Zukanovic (20) was up for an assault-related charge when he

blew his gum into a bubble and popped it as he looked at magistrate Rodney

Crisp, News Limited newspapers said.

Instead of demanding an apology or fine, an incensed Crisp issued a

jail term and sent Zukanovic down to the cells for scandalising the court and

challenging its authority.

He was later freed by Melbourne’s Supreme Court pending an appeal

against the sentence, which his lawyer described as too harsh.



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