On a somewhat lighter note (and also to point out that “regular” people can be Poody Heads, too, not just politicians): the two Welsh tourists in Australia who got drunk, broke into Sea World, swam with the dolphins, set off a fire extinguisher in the shark tank, and kidnapped a fairy penguin, have been fined $1,000 each.
Rhys Owen Jones, 21, formerly of the Royal Marines, and brickie Keri Mules, 20, pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court today to trespassing, stealing, and keeping a protected animal.
Dressed in a penguin tie, lawyer Bill Potts told the court his clients meant no harm to Dirk the fairy penguin, who they took from Sea World.
And when they awoke with hangovers and found the bird in their room they tried to care for it by feeding it bread and putting it in the shower.
Upon pronouncing sentence, the Magistrate noted that “they’d been lucky not to have drunkenly stumbled into the polar bear enclosure.”
No word yet on what Dirk the Penguin thinks about the sentence.