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'Shit happens', not-so-lagom Swede laughs when told he could go to prison

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'Shit happens', not-so-lagom Swede laughs when told he could go to prison
The Swede was charged with vandalizing the Triton Fountain in Valletta. Photo: Peter Grima/Flickr Creative Commons
10:39 CEST+02:00
A Swede fined by a court in Malta for defacing a recently restored ornate fountain laughed as the magistrate gave him his sentence, dismissively replying "shit happens" when told he could go to prison.

The 31-year-old graffiti artist was accused of scrawling on the Triton Fountain in Valletta, which was only reopened after a €4.5 million restoration project in January.

Appearing in front of the magistrate wearing "shiny gold shoes and with a cigarette perched behind his ear", the not-so-lagom-sounding Swede pleaded guilty and sarcastically said "I messed up your streets. I'm sorry," according to Malta Today.

Warned that a one-month prison sentence is only suspended on the condition that he pays €150 to the Maltese government within three months, he laughed and remarked "shit happens" while making a peace sign, the Maltese site reports.

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