Judge's Sentence for Road-Rage Charge: You Will Knit

'It will not be a meager amount. You have committed a serious offense'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2016 5:50 PM CDT
Judge's Sentence for Road-Rage Charge: You Will Knit
What a knit-wit.   (Shutterstock)

When Amanda McCabe was accused in court of assaulting another Scottish woman after a road-rage incident in Dundee, she had a most unusual reaction: She bragged about what a terrific knitter she was, noting she could whip up a sweater in just a few days, Mashable reports. Clare Smith alleged that McCabe had tailed her for miles before cutting her off, yanking her out of the car, and punching her in the face. But McCabe says she wasn't following Smith, she was simply headed in the same direction—toward a local wool shop, due to her being a "keen knitter."

The judge took what she said into account and handed down an appropriate punishment for the January assault, which she admitted to. "If you are a skilled knitter, then I am sure that you could produce some goods for charity," the judge said, per the Courier. "You will bring to court several items that you have knitted that you are prepared to donate to a charity shop." He gave her until Dec. 14, because apparently he's expecting her to knit enough to supply a small boutique. "It will not be a meager amount," he added. "You have committed a serious offense." (Bet she can't knit a 12-foot scarf while running a marathon.)

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