Thursday, October 16, 2008
Man fined for "un chivalrous" pic
A man who took a photograph of an ill woman outside an Edinburgh bar has been fined £100 after being branded "unchivalrous" by a sheriff.
The woman had been drinking with friends in an Omni Centre bar when she felt unwell and went outside for air.
Sebastian Przygodzki took a photograph with his camera, which upset Rebecca Smith and her friends called police.
He was arrested and charged with breach of the peace, and pleaded guilty to the offence at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Przygodzki, 28, who moved to Scotland two years ago from Krakow, told police he had spent the day taking photographs of performers at the Edinburgh festival, which was in full swing at the time.
Well I didn't even know there were laws about chivalry, the police wouldn't have enough time in the world to lock up all the men in this country.
Remember this post on Chivalry everyone at that party would have caught a ticket.
Not sure how I feel about interpretation of laws like that.
That's just petty, like the sagging pants law, I am sure there is a crime being committed some where that could have used the polices attention.