A documentary film-maker was hauled into court on a charge of stealing electricity worth 0.003p.Why would a man be persecuted like this?
But by the time the ludicrous case was dropped, the bill to taxpayers was more than £5,000.
Mark Guard, 44, had to appear at two separate hearings before the Crown Prosecution Service finally saw sense.
Well, here's a clue:
Mr Guard, who makes documentaries about crime and the homeless...Heads should roll for this...