Armed officers swooped on the graveyard in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, after being alerted by a taxi driver who had ferried Couse there from his nearby home.
Airdrie Sheriff Court was told cabbie Christopher O’Neill reported seeing a gun and ammo during the ride to Coltswood Cemetery.
Couse, who had been drinking, was cuffed and taken to Coatbridge police office where he told officers: “I’ve not done anything wrong.
“I’m a ‘gyppo’ and it’s a tradition. I just shot three rounds over my ma’s grave and you cannae charge me with anything.”And that wasn't the only thing he got wrong!
Prosecutor Agnes Meek said Couse, 50, in fact fired five shots in tribute to his late mother, Isabella Forrester, 67./facepalm
Sheriff Petra Collins deferred sentence for reports until next month and released Couse on bail.What sort of reports?