Буддийский монах получил срок Buddhist monk goes on £20k car tyre slashing spree after accidentally


Отцеживающие комара, а верблюда проглатывающие" (Мф 23:24)

Мировой суд британского города Беверли признал буддийского монаха Джулиана Грю (Julian Grew) виновным в повреждении 162 машин. 45-летнего мужчину отправили в тюрьму на 11 недель, сообщает в пятницу, 22 января, The Daily Mirror.

В ходе слушаний Грю частично признал себя виновным и заявил, что прокалывал шины автомобилей, чтобы выплеснуть свое расстройство, вызванное случайным убийством насекомого. Случившееся, по словам буддиста, противоречило его религиозным убеждениям, и он пытался преодолеть последствия стресса, не навредив при этом живым существам. Установлено, что действия Грю причинили автовладельцам ущерб в размере 20 тысяч фунтов стерлингов (более 28 тысяч долларов).

В суде было установлено, что злоумышленник жил в лесу, практически не контактируя с людьми, в течение 20 лет, а до этого проживал в буддийском монастыре. Кроме того, в прошлом у него были «некоторые проблемы с психикой», однако ни в каких преступлениях он ранее не был замешан.

«Когда полицейские допрашивали его, он сказал, что был взбешен и хотел выместить свою злобу на обществе, не причинив вреда людям (...) Я учел этот факт (отсутствие у Грю криминального прошлого — прим. «Ленты.ру»), но я по-прежнему нахожусь рядом с человеком, который говорит, что не хотел никого задеть, но при этом его действия затронули 162 человек, причинив им огромные финансовые неудобства. Он повреждал попадавшиеся ему на пути автомобили, а это не действия человека, выступающего за мирное сосуществование», — резюмировал судья Фред Резерфорд (Fred Rutherford).

The Daily Mirror отмечает, Грю повредил 162 машины в течение двух ночей еще в сентябре 2015 года, а приговор в отношении монаха должен был быть вынесен 14 октября. Однако Грю удалось скрыться и он находился в бегах в течение трех месяцев. Повторно задержать его полицейские смогли только в январе 2016-го. При этом стражи порядка назначили награду в 250 фунтов стерлингов (354 доллара) за помощь в поимке преступника.


Buddhist monk goes on £20k car tyre slashing spree after accidentally killing insect.

Which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.Matt. 23:24


Julian Grew damaged 190 tyres because he wanted to take out his frustration at killing the bug 'without hurting anyone' a court heard

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A Buddhist monk who went on a car tyre slashing spree after he accidentally killed an insect has been jailed.

Julian Grew damaged 190 tyres after he stood on the bug because it went against his religious beliefs, Beverley Magistrates' Court heard.

Buddhists try to avoid doing any harm to any living creatures, so Grew wanted to take his frustration out without hurting anyone, the court was told.

The recluse caused £20,000 worth of damage to 162 parked cars in Pocklington, East Yorks last September.

The 45-year-old, who has lived in a tent in woods for nearly a decade, was arrested several days later following a CCTV appeal by Humberside Police.

He was sentenced to 11 weeks in prison when he appeared at court via a video link from Hull Prison.

District Judge Fred Rutherford said: "When interviewed by police he said he was angry and wanted to take his frustration out on society without hurting people.

"He lives in the woods and is detached from society. He has lived that existence for 20 years and previously lived in a Buddhist monastery."

Glew pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage last September.

He was originally due to be sentenced on October 14, but failed to attend court.

Instead, he went on the run from police for three months and was eventually arrested by officers in West Yorkshire earlier this month.

Pocklington Town Council estimated the spree caused over £20,000 of damage, and in the week after the incident they offered a £250 reward for help catching him.

In mitigation, Joanne Markham said Glew had suffered some mental health issues in the past.

Miss Markham explained accommodation had been found for him at a hostel in Princes Avenue, west Hull, following his first court appearance, but it "didn't work for him because of how he was used to living".

Miss Markham said: "He has indicated that he feels he should go to prison for what he has done. He has no previous incidents on his record and he lives without means, not claiming any benefits."

Mr Glew pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage and failing to surrender.

Sentencing him to 11 weeks in prison, Judge Rutherford said: "I have noted the facts of this case, but I am still left here with someone who says he did not want to hurt anyone but went out of his way to affect 162 people by causing them massive financial inconvenience.

"He targeted vehicles randomly and slashed the tyres, that is not the actions of a person who lives for a peaceful co-existence."


Damage: More than 160 people were affected by the damage, the court heard


Inspector Joanne York, of Humberside Police , welcomed the sentence.

She said: "Sentencing Julian Glew to 11 weeks in custody is good news for the residents of Pocklington and justice has been seen to be done.

"Vehicles were damaged over two nights in Pocklington in September 2015 which caused widespread upset and concern to the residents of Pocklington at the time.

"The incidents caused great inconvenience and financial loss to all those victims."

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