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Casshew
03-18-2004, 12:11 AM
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - A French artist allegedly traumatized by last week's train bombings in Spain was convicted of trying to run over a pedestrian he mistook for Osama bin Laden and ordered to pay the man $700 USD.

The 35-year-old defendant, identified as Pierre, was sentenced Tuesday by a court in this southern France city to a three-month suspended prison term. The man he tried to run over was unharmed.

Pierre's lawyer, David Mendel, said his client was the "victim of a hallucination" while driving Monday through Montpellier's historic centre.

The intended target, a man in his 30s, was able to run from the oncoming car, which crashed along the side of a street.


Story from CNEWS (http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2004/03/17/385601-ap.html)