You always hear these stories of people using CRAZY defenses in court to try to get out of something. Well every once in awhile one of these defenses actually works. This my friends, is one of those times!
Last August, 54-year-old Melvyn Webb of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England was riding a train and a woman saw him vigorously FONDLING HIMSELF over his pants. She called the police and he was arrested.
This week, he was on trial for a public indecency charge, and he offered up one hell of a defense: He says he wasn’t pleasuring himself, he was STRUMMING a, quote, “IMAGINARY BANJO.”
And, believe it or not, the jury bought it.
Melvyn also demonstrated how he plays an imaginary banjo on his leg in the courtroom…and the jury couldn’t find proof he was playing with himself and NOT air banjoing. So he got off (no pun intended).