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Prank: Chaser comic Chas Licciardello was found not guilty of offensive behaviour.

Prank: Chaser comic Chas Licciardello was found not guilty of offensive behaviour. (Sunday Telegraph)

Chaser star cleared over Bulldogs stunt

A Sydney magistrate has found a member of the ABC's comedy program The Chaser's War on Everything not guilty of offensive behaviour, following a stunt outside a rugby league game last year.

The program's Chas Licciardello was arrested after police found him attempting to sell fake weapons as official Bulldogs merchandise to fans before a game at Kogarah.

After viewing footage, Magistrate Joanne Keogh said most people knew it was a joke and that it was being filmed for a TV show.

She said while his behaviour could be perceived as silly conduct, it was not offensive.

Outside the court, Licciardello, draped in an Australian flag, said: "I'd just like to say how deeply disappointed we are at the court's decision.

"I will not rest until this injustice has been corrected. We will be appealing the decision to the Supreme Court, to the High Court, to the UN, to the Jedi council and to the snickometer."

Licciardello added that he had not prepared any material for a not guilty verdict.

"I'm sorry, I didn't actually prepare any material for the off chance we won, I'm sorry," he said.

"If you'll forgive me, I've got to head on my way to the Big Day Out now. Thanks."

 

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