An unemployed British man from Portsmouth was arrested April 29 and later fined after pretending to be a ghost near mourners at a grave, according to The Portsmouth News.
While a nearby family was paying their respects to a lost loved one at Kingston Cemetery, a drunk 24-year-old Anthony Stallard was “throwing himself backwards, waving his arms about and going ”woooooooh,” prosecuting attorney Tim Concannon said in court.
Prior to his boo-rish behavior, Stallard was seen kicking a ball around with a friend near the graves.
“While the football was going on, this defendant was effectively singing loudly and being disrespecting in among the graves,” Concannon said.
Stallard was fined £35 (roughly $58), according to The Telegraph, after he pled guilty to using threatening or abusive words, or behavior likely to cause distress.
Despite his attempt to be a free spirit, Stallard said through his attorney that he regrets his actions.
“He has accepted that his behavior, if it had been outside of a cemetery, would not have been inappropriate, but inside a cemetery while people are grieving for their loved ones, it might be,” defense attorney Denise Saunder told Portsmouth News. “He is apologetic as demonstrated by his early guilty plea.”