A student bought a hacksaw and cut off a clamp on his car rather than pay to have it removed.
Student uses hacksaw to cut clamp off his car
The man who only had €40 on him at the time, spent €20 on a hacksaw in a hardware shop and cut the clamp from his car - w Co Derry was in Dublin for the day when his car was clamped - writes buzz.ie.
He attended a photography course in Croke Park and when he returned to his car he found it had been clamped.
Anxious to get home and not wanting to be stuck in Dublin for the night, the music student spent half of his money in a hardware shop on a hacksaw and proceeded to hack the clamp off his car.
Gardai passing by, saw Mr McCallion cutting the clamp from his car and arrested him.
The man was held in Mountjoy Garda station and did not make bail at the time as he had no identification on him and he wasn't from the jurisdiction.
Probably also had something to do with the fact that he had pretty much spent his last score on a hacksaw to be fair.
He caused €380 in damage to the clamp.
His defence solicitor, Tony Collier, claimed that they didn't know whether he had destroyed the entire clamp or just damaged it.
He pleaded guilty to criminal damages yesterday in court.
Judge Anthony Halpin said that he didn't know if there was any legislation to re-apply a clamp to a car so he fined Mr McCallion €200.
The student didn't get a conviction, meaning he just had to pay the fine for the damages caused to the Dublin City Council clamp
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