A pensioner who stared at girls on their way to school in Edinburgh has been put on the sex offenders' register for three years.
The court heard how Wilkinson drove his car into the grounds of the Royal High School in Barnton and watched the girls.
I mean, in one way, you can see that the girls might be slightly alarmed, but surely it must have stretched even the Edinburgh magistrates to class this as a "breach of the peace"? Could one of the teachers not simply told him to leave and not come back under threat of calling the police? I mean, aren't you actually supposed to commit a crime before you end up in court?
Fiscal Malcolm Stewart told Sheriff Isabella McColl that Wilkinson admitted to the officers that he found the girls "sexually attractive".
Well, there is a surprise: "Man finds teenage girls attractive" shocker! Would anyone like another slice of hysterical over-reaction?
I think that this is a bit... well... off, isn't it? Essentially, this man has been convicted for a crime that he might possibly commit sometime in the future (if it was a simple breach of the peace, then why place him on the sex offenders' register? Did he do anything sexual?). How very Minority Report...