A man who was jailed after firing a replica gun at bailiffs in a row over an unpaid parking fine is trying to sue Southend Council for £288,000 in lost wages.Yes, because you see, if they hadn't sent the bailiffs in, he wouldn't have lost his temper, got arrested, been sacked, and…
You see, none of it’s really his fault!
David Sanderson, 44, from South Avenue, Southend, blames the council for sending bailiffs to his door who he claims acted illegally, forced their way into his home without the proper paperwork, and charging £396 on top of the £124 fine, which he says caused him to “flip” .*sigh*
The council says it will vigorously contest the case.Well, I’d hope so.
I’d also hope they don’t really have to, because the judge throws it out. But you never know…
Giving him a run for his money in the chutzpah stakes is prospective father of the year Stuart Whincup (unemployed father of five) who greeted the news his 14 year old daughter had been taken to hospital after collapsing at school having downed ecstasy and vodka thusly:
Mr Whincup has defended her actions and pulled his young daughter out of lessons - claiming it is not safe for her to return to the school because of 'peer-pressure.'
Mr Whincup, from Whaplode St Catherine, Lincs, said yesterday: 'It’s only partly her fault - since the school merged with another there’s not enough teachers to monitor all the pupils.
'They can’t keep an eye on them all,' he said, 'girls will be girls won’t they? She’s at that age.'There are no words, are there?
But wait! Maybe she’d been a perfect angel before being corrupted by the older k…
'She has been accused of having cannabis before - but never anything like this.'Splendid!