The Popeye defence doesn’t work for Bella Creek man

"I AM what I am and that's all that I am," was a successful philosophy for Popeye the Sailor Man.

But it did not work for an Imbil district man in Gympie Magistrates Court yesterday.

The man allegedly told police he had no name, no driver's licence and kept his car unregistered because he did not recognise "any laws, licences or registration".

Stuart James Cronshaw, 50, of Bella Creek, was charged with failing to state his name.

It cost Cronshaw a fine of $440 for failing to state his full name when asked by police.

When asked to produce his licence, he said he did not have one, and did not have a name.

Police told the court that despite Cronshaw's claim, he did have a licence and the car was registered.


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