Prosecutors offered no evidence against a 23-year-old defendant...after he had pleaded guilty to the offence.
Thomas Younghusband, of Counthorpe, Creeton, near Grantham, found himself before magistrates accused of a public order offence.
The charge was put to Younghusband who admitted the offence. However, Tracey Ross, prosecuting, stood up and urged the court to re-open the case and withdraw the conviction because Younghusband is a working man with no previous convictions.
Chair of magistrates Jane Tidswell said: “I think it’s going to be your lucky day today Mr Younghusband.”
The case was re-opened and withdrawn.
Mrs Tidswell told Younghusband: “Consider yourself exceedingly lucky to have a prosecutor like Miss Ross today.”