Greensburg man guilty of using gnome as weapon

Excellent example of effective journalistic use of a striking detail. This made my morning.

The gnome, about a foot tall, wore a hat, a blue shirt over a bulging stomach and a wide grin as it sat on a table in open court throughout the two-day trial. Morrison and the weapon were separated by about 2 feet of table, with the gnome facing the defendant.Rich Cholodofsky