Kinda Funny

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Jahya, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    BESANCON, France (Reuters) -- A man who erased his drunk-driving record from a police computer and replaced it with a winking "smiley face" graphic ended up with a suspended license and a fine when police failed to see the funny side.

    The 19-year-old computer whiz had been arrested for drunk driving and summoned to appear in court in Besancon, in eastern France, the French daily Liberation reported Tuesday. Finding an unmanned computer as he arrived at the police station for his hearing, the man decided to test the good humor of the court by sneaking into the database.

    Happy talk
    He deleted his file from the computer's hard drive and inserted ";)" -- the text message shorthand for a winking smiley face -- in its place.

    But rather than smiling at the prank, the judge handed the man a three-month suspended prison sentence, a $425 fine and suspended his driving license for three months.
  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

    ouch, guess theres a good time and a bad time do do something like that and I guess that was a REALLY bad time!
  3. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    ...also shows that the government, no matter where you are, have no sense of all! :p

  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

    I read this earlier this morning. Unfortunately it's not really computer related so I couldn't post it on the front page :(
  5. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

    The Netherlands