Feeds

Swedish lag's wooden todgers fail to impress

Going-away prezzies not well received by female prison staff

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

A 58-year-old Swedish man who thoughtfully left carved wooden phalluses as going-away presents for female staff on his release from chokey has been fined for his trouble, the Borås Tidning reports.

The unnamed former lag did a short spell in Smälteryd correctional facility outside of Borås in central Sweden back in 2003. To express his appreciation at the hospitality, he deposited several "packages" at the main desk on his way out of the door, along with a note hoping the contents "would be put to good use".

The recipients, however, were "not inclined to take advantage of the wooden phalluses and instead reported the matter to police".

Fast forward to an appearance before Borås district court, where his defence lawyer argued that “in today’s society wooden sticks and letters cannot be considered morally objectionable, in any case not in a correctional facility environment".

The powers that be disgreed, and slapped the amateur woodcarver with an 1800 kronor (£194, €241, US$382, 1,205 Malaysia ringgits) penalty for "sexual molestation". ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS
'Prettier, better organised, more harmonious than if men were in charge'
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?