London Olympics 100m beer bottle thrower found guilty of public disorder
AFPLONDON -- A British man who threw a plastic beer bottle onto the track shortly before the London Olympics men's 100 meters final featuring Usain Bolt was convicted on Friday of public disorder.
January 13, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, who suffers from bipolar disorder, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area and shouted things like: “Usain, I want you to lose” before throwing the bottle.
A judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court in east London found Gill-Webb guilty of intending to cause 100m finalists harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or disorderly behavior.
District Judge William Ashworth said that despite Gill-Webb's condition his actions were “rational and wrong,” adding that a video clearly showed the man checking to see if he was under observation before throwing the bottle.