Cracker man avoids bum wrap

Thu August 30, 2012 3:01pm

A BLOKE who made headlines when an explosive went off in his bum has "suffered enough" and won't be fined for having illicit fireworks, police said.

Alex Bowden, 23, of Wagaman, burnt his bum cheeks with a winged spinning "flying bee" on July 28.READ: Why I stuck a cracker up my clacker More classic 'Only In The Territory' yarns He spent a few days recovering in Royal Darwin Hospital.Acting Senior Sergeant Crispin Gargan yesterday confirmed Mr Bowden was not fined the usual $282."We believe he has suffered enough in relation to firecrackers," Sen Sgt Gargan said."He has learnt his lesson and was given a caution."The drunken antics unfolded during a party at a house on Rossiter St, Rapid Creek.Mr Bowden, a fitter and turner, could not be reached for comment yesterday.From his hospital bed last month, he told the NT News the lads were up from Queensland and he wanted to show them a Territory good time.They had a few beers and set off sporadic contraband crackers - presumably they had been left over from legal celebrations on July 1."And I put one in my arse ... I didn't burn my balls or back," he said, adding his mum thought it was funny."It's not as bad as everyone's saying," he said.Mr Bowden burnt his fingers as he pulled the flaming shell from between his buttocks and a sober mate then drove him to the hospital.Authorities apparently confiscated the cracker.You can view the whole paper online via our Smart Edition Get yours home delivered... call 08 8944 9901 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter  





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