Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Silly Billies, When Booze Is in the Mix; She Did the Only Thing She Could without Landing in a Heap of Trouble {Ndash} She Washed and Ironed the Uniform, Folded It Neatly and Mailed It Back to Cricket Queensland with an Anonymous Apology

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Silly Billies, When Booze Is in the Mix; She Did the Only Thing She Could without Landing in a Heap of Trouble {Ndash} She Washed and Ironed the Uniform, Folded It Neatly and Mailed It Back to Cricket Queensland with an Anonymous Apology

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Byline: THURSDAY With Damian Bathersby

DID you see where some bloke at Mt Isa is in trouble with the law after running down the street wearing only his underwear and a bike helmet with exploding firecrackers attached to it?

Feel free to take a minute to digest that. Underwear ... bike helmet ... exploding firecrackers.

Got it?

Not pretty, is it?

But cut the guy some slack.

There's not much to do out in Mt Isa once the pubs close.

You might remember that's the place where the woman drought is so bad that the mayor got into trouble for inviting all the ugly women of the world to come out and find themselves a man.

Caused quite a stir, that did.

But apparently it didn't work.

If there had been a sudden flood of women to Mt Isa - ugly or not - this bloke would have more to do than pull a stunt like that.

Apparently the police aren't too impressed. Not because of the underwear, bike helmet and fireworks because that's pretty standard stuff out there.

No, they're upset because he was running beside a busy road used by road trains and stood a fair chance of being squashed like a bug. A big, fat, almost naked bug wearing a bike helmet and exploding firecrackers - but a bug nonetheless.

So they have charged him with being a public nuisance.

Sounds a bit harsh, doesn't it?

We've all done something stupid at some stage in our lives - usually with alcohol involved.

I always laugh when I remember the young lady who celebrated Queensland winning the Sheffield Shield for the first time by sneaking into the dressing room celebrations and downing as much free champagne as she could.

Naturally, it then seemed like a good idea to "borrow" her favourite player's uniform.

We've all done that at some stage, haven't we?

Although, I somehow don't think it would be quite as easy for me to pull the same stunt with the Australian women's netball team. …

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