Diarrhoea Acquittal

Do you remember the case of a Brit who entered somebody's flat in Málaga to have a shower after being cut short? Well, he has been acquitted.

AND A Brit in the Shower!

After careful examinations of the facts and evidence, the jury declared the 55-year-old businessman innocent of the charges against him, which the judge agreed with and awarded an acquittal based on the fact that, “the man had a compelling physiological need that prevented him from reaching his hotel.”

In other words, when you’re desperately squeezing your cheeks together and taking steps with you knees lock together, it’s hard enough to walk three paces, let alone cover 300 metres, the judge considered.

It’s also fair to mention that this happened in the early hours of the morning.

Unlike the States, it appears, a jury’s decision does not have to be unanimous because six jury members considered him not guilty and two considered him guilty of unlawful entry and the last was undecided – Spanish juries have nine, not twelve member.

Now, what did not come out until the trial and therefore not included in our original article, was that there had been a  previous conversation between the man and the flat owner.

He had asked her in English if he could take a shower – the reason was evident and she had refused but as neither spoke the language of the other, there was a misunderstanding (claimed the defence lawyer). For this reason the majority of the jury members believed that there had indeed been a misunderstanding owing to a communication failure.

However, he had gone through wardrobes looking for clothing, which is not something that somebody would give permission for to a perfect stranger, even if you did let them in to use the bathroom.

You can read our original article by clicking on this link.

Your thoughts, Ladies and Gentlemen?

(News: City & Metropolitan Area, Malaga, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “Diarrhoea Acquittal

  1. August 1, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Patrick: Completely agree. If you crap yourself 300 metres from your hotel in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and its at the dead of night, you slosh your way to the hotel. After all, it’s not like it’s your home town where everybody knows and will pulling your leg about it for the rest of your life. Nah, his excuse just doesn’t try? Would he have tried it in the UK were there is no language barrier? Of course not. Bloody ridiculous court finding.

  2. Patrick Barry Storey
    August 1, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Sorry, I think it a bit far fetched. Asking a complete stranger and in this case a Spanish person, “Can I come in and use your shower. By the way can I then look for clean clothes?” Would he have tried that with a man at the door? Something stinks, to me about this. Of course, he’d had a few. Oh well that’s ok then!

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