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Man Arrested for Pretending to be Ghost in Cemetery

| by Michael Allen

Anthony Stallard was arrested by police for allegedly pretending to be a ghost in a cemetery on April 29.

Stallard, who had been drinking, went to the Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth, England, with his friend Martin Collingwood. The two were seen kicking a ball among the headstones.

Stallard began making ghostly noises near people who were visiting deceased loved ones, reports Portsmouth.co.uk.

The mourners reported Stallard to the local police who charged the prankster with abusive words or behavior likely to cause distress.

"He was throwing himself backwards, waving his arms about and going 'wooooooo.' I’m assuming he was pretending to be a ghost," said prosecutor Tim Concannon this week in court.

Stallard's attorney Denise Saunders countered, "He is apologetic as demonstrated by his early guilty plea."

He was already on probation for 12 months for an earlier charge of harassment, but now an extra three months have been added.

Stallard was also fined $58 dollars for his ghostly impersonation, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge and court costs, noted The Telegraph.

Charges against Collingwood were dropped.

Sources: Portsmouth.co.uk, The Telegraph (Image Credit: Lưu Ly)