A UK man who became a viral hit after he was filmed jumping on a bus stop roof, breaking though and landing with his pants around his ankles, has been fined in court.
Sean Martin's defence lawyer told Macclesfield Magistrates Court yesterday it was a "miracle" he was not injured in the stunt, which was posted on YouTube in June last year.
The footage shows Martin climbing onto the plastic bus shelter as his friends egg him on.
He winds up rolling on the footpath with his pants around his ankles after the roof gives way - his friends laughing in the background.
Defence laywer John Gallagher told the court Martin was drunk at the time.
"This is very much reckless rather than intentional damage, I doubt anyone would jump on a bus shelter roof hoping to go through it," Mr Gallagher said.
"It’s a miracle he wasn’t injured, frankly," he said.
Martin was arrested after police were alerted to the popular viral video and tracked him down, prosecutor Debbie Byrne told the court.
The court heard Martin remembered little of the stunt, which became a hit online, attracting more than 185,000 views.
Magistrates were also told the 26-year-old had an online retail business and planned to emigrate to Australia with his family.
He was fined $415, ordered to pay Cheshire East Council $930 compensation and made to cover court costs.
Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Emma Chamberlain.