A Muslim man was sentenced to two months in prison for killing a swan during the fasting month of Ramadan. He said, "I am a Muslim, I am fasting, I needed to eat". Swans are considered property of the Queen and it is illegal to kill them.
An Australian newspaper reports that when told by the police that killing swans is illegal because they belong to the Queen, he retorted:
I hate the Queen, I hate this country.Now, this statement makes this story worthy of this site. It means that his criminal act was not just spurred on by his hunger but also by his hatred for the country he lives in.