German soccer fan sentenced

2010-07-10 16:18

A German soccer fan arrested on Wednesday for assaulting a cabin

crew member received a three-month suspended sentence at the Port Elizabeth

Magistrates Court today.

Magistrate Peter Cambell sentenced Jorg Mardos (27) to three months

in prison suspended for a year for a “lesser serious” contravention of the Civil

Aviation Act.

Cambell told Mardos that he was not going to impose a fine because

“you have lost so much already”.

Earlier Cambell said that Mardos has been unable to recover about

R35 000 in ticket costs after the flight he was in from Port Elizabeth to Durban

had to turn back resulting in him missing a World Cup semifinal match between

Spain and Germany.

The court found out that Mardos pushed and shoved two cabin crew

attendants and shouted at them.

“What you did was unacceptable, you should have not acted in that

way,” Cambell told him.


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