Anorak News | TV Viewers Goes Radio Rental For An Asbo

TV Viewers Goes Radio Rental For An Asbo

by | 4th, October 2007

FANS of Strictly Come Dancing and Ready Steady Cook take heed. As the Sun’s headline announces: “Asbo for shouting abuse at the telly.”

Who among us has not turned on the magic box and screamed “For F*cks Sake!” as celebrity chef Lesley Waters makes a Mediterranean-style beef Wellington from the mystery shopping bag?

But a cautionary tale reaches us from the ledgers of Stroud District Council, who have prosecuted Martin Solomon for screaming at the telly.

Martin is not stood on the pavement outside Radio Rentals, going, well, radio rental as Bruno Tonioli gives nine points to Kelly Brook’s cha-cha-cha.
Solomon is in his own home. He is watching his own TV. He is shouting. And his neighbours are unimpressed. They complain. And Solomon is awarded an Asbo banning him from yelling abusive and racist comments at his TV.

Says a council spokesperson: “He lives in a semi-detached house and it greatly distressed the neighbours who have one young daughter and the wife is pregnant again.”

No comment from Solomon. But we advise him against watching Neighbours this lunchtime lest Paul Robinson’s acting cause him to boil over…

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