Photographic evidence relieves man of urination fine
TT/The Local · 15 Oct 2008, 08:57
Published: 15 Oct 2008 08:57 GMT+02:00
A district court convicted the man of disorderly conduct and fined him 800 kronor ($110) for relieving himself near a petrol station in Eskilstuna last November.
But in arguing his case before the Svea Court of Appeal, the 20-year-old presented new evidence which convinced the court to relieve him of the fine.
The man showed the court of photograph of the crime scene: a patch of grass between a wall and a container on which the man urinated.
Upon seeing that the man’s offence had left no visible trace which could upset a member of the public, the court decided to acquit the man of all charges, according to several media reports.
The 20-year-old isn’t the only Swede who decided to answer nature’s call in public.
Last year 4,147 people were fined for public urination in Sweden.