Man Pooing On Dead Hedgehog Is Not Necessarily A Video Game Metaphor

Hi there, smart guy. Yes, this is not germane to video games. That said, a dude pulling down his pants and squatting in the middle of the road over a deceased hedgehog, maybe spreading his butt cheeks a little and squeezing out a fudge dragon on its carcass, is something we can argumentatively link to the lamented state of a certain game franchise for purposes of a humorous poop-joke post to close out the evening.

This has scandalised all of goddamn Britain, from the sound of it. Victor Ford, 34, of Spalding, England, was recently sentenced for his heinous act of July 3 — which occurred at 1.20pm, so its not like the guy was having a laugh after the bars closed. Indeed, a woman pushing a baby in a stroller witnessed the crime.

Ford got yelled at by a judge and, best part, is he must pay a £15 "victim's surcharge" even though the victim is a deceased animal. Naturally, alcoholism, mental health and poverty were all mentioned as mitigating factors when Ford came in for sentencing. He avoided jail time.

Asked to account for a behaviour, Ford told a cop "When you've got to go, you've got to go." Much as we'd have loved for him to utter some pithy thing about Sonic Unleashed alas, he did not.

The reason given to police for defecating on dead hedgehog in street [Spalding Today — h/t Matthew H]


    Owen...come back when you HAVE some news. ANYTHING related to the games industry, and we don't mean as disconnected as this is.


    I'm fine with odd-ball stories but this is just flat out random, stupid, unwanted, unnecessary and flat out gross.

    In other news, Owen Good is struggling to make his contribution quotas over at Kotaku..

    KotakuUS; Fair & balanced! Real journalism!

    Normally I prefer to stick to the old "if you can't say something nice..." thing, but seriously Owen, shut up.

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