Tuesday 20 March 2018

Oompa Loompa thugs convicted in altercation

Associated Press

TWO men have been sentenced in a British court for attacking a man while they were dressed as 'Oompa Loompas'.

Louis Gelinas and Matthew Wright pleaded guilty to affray (disturbing the peace) at an earlier hearing over their role in the attack in December 2012, which left a 28-year-old man with cuts and bruises.

Prosecutor Stephen Spence noted it was ironic that the two were dressed as "peaceable characters" employed by Willy Wonka "to keep them away from trouble" in the novel 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

He added that "far from keeping out of trouble", the two men – both aged 20 – got into an abusive altercation.

Gelinas was sentenced to 240 hours of community work and Wright was sentenced to 10 months in a young offenders' institute.

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