Irishman Paul Moran Who Tried To Turn His Poo Into Gold Is Jailed
PAUL Moran, 30, tried to turn his faeces into pure gold by placing them on a heater – an electric one – at his flat in Derrin Park, Enniskillen. It was 7:14pm on July 24, 2010 – a balmy summer’s night.
At Enniskillen Magistrates Court, Moran admitted arson and endangering human life. He has been jailed for three months for causing around £3,000 worth of damage to his Housing Executive home.
Upon his release he will spend a further 12 months on licence.
His Honour Judge McFarland told him:
“Rather bizarrely you were attempting to make gold from human faeces and waste products. It was an interesting experiment to fulfil the alchemist’s dream, but wasn’t going to succeed.”
Moran’s barrister, Des Fahy, says his client is a man of considerable intellectual ability who had struggled with drugs abuse.
Moran is on anti-psychotic medication but does not pose “a significant risk of serious harm”.
On a brighter note, had his plan worked, Ireland would have been rich one more.
Hey, at least he’s trying…