Money to burn, £17,000 up in smoke during row with partner.

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  1. A man set fire to about £17,000 of his savings after an argument with his partner. Details on link below:

    Link to: news.bbc.co.uk

    A bit excessive don't you think?
     
  2. No. Excessive is changing the £17000 into pennies and then jamming them down your foreskin.
     
  3. If anyone else wants to get rid of any cash, then I'm willing to take it* from them. (just so they don't get into trouble with the police you understand)


    * the cash that is
     
  4. His money, if the daft fecker wants to burn it that's his business.

    Good traditional British name there, she probably just wanted to get her grubby mitts on it anyway :roll:
     
  5. Oh ye of tiny foreskin. we used 50 pence pieces in my day and in some extreme cases certain individuals managed to get a G10 watch behind theirs! :wink:
     
  6. OR
    A man set fire to about £17,000 of his personal paperwork after an argument with his partner, a court has heard.

    Leo Casey, 63, locked himself inside his house in Sherwood, Nottingham, in July 2007, and set fire to some paperwork, the city's Crown Court was told.

    His partner, Gabriella Augustynowicz, called the police during the row.

    Casey, now of Sinfin in Derby, admitted committing arson recklessly and was sentenced to an 18-month community punishment with 18 months' supervision.

    Papers to burn

    The court heard that when police arrived at his home on Edgingley Road, Casey ignited a bundle of papers and threw it out of a window.

    Officers then noticed smoke coming from upstairs where Casey was setting fire to some papers in the bathroom.

    It was impossible to determine the exact number of pieces of paper destroyed, the court was told.

    Sentencing him, Recorder Shaun Smith QC, noted that Casey had been "under severe personal pressure" at the time of the incident.

    He said: "The loss to you in this case is somewhere in the region of ..a pile of papers.. That is a substantial loss."

    What may be excessive is the punishment....I suspect he is being excessively punished for burning money not for burning paper.
     
  7. It may be an urban myth but isn't it illegal to destroy/deface money?
     
  8. Sentencing him, Recorder Shaun Smith QC, noted that Casey had been "under severe personal pressure" at the time of the incident.

    He said: "The loss to you in this case is somewhere in the region of £17,000. That is a substantial loss."

    Shaun Smith QC is believed to have muttered, "You lucky fekker, that's a bargain, most of the poor cnuts in your situation lose a lot more."
     
  9. Apparently yes...
     
  10. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    After walking out of the court room, Mr Casey went back to his new home, where the £17,000 worth of paper he HADN'T burned was stored, giggling all the way.

    Mrs Kadagansiwwwswkisnddnewwws borrowed the 50p for the bus so she could get home.
     
  11. Might have known such an event would be in Nottingham.

    Mind you the personal stress he was under at the time, would be nothing compared to living in Sinfin, Derby now!