Police confiscate weapons from ‘Pastafarian’

Police confiscate weapons from 'Pastafarian'
Pastafarian: Mr Albon belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (Picture: Facebook)

An Australian man says police confiscated four of his guns because he posed for his firearm licence photo with a colander on his head.

Guy Albon convinced the photographer that he was a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster so that he could wear the colander- a symbol of the satirical religious movement whose members refer to themselves as Pastafarians.

The 30-year-old said he exploited a law that allows headgear to be worn in photos.

‘The law stipulates you can have something on your head,’ he said.

‘You have to have your entire face uncovered and if the headgear is being worn it has to have some religious significance.

‘I thought ‘I’ve got this one in the bag’ – it was an absolute scream.’

But when Mr Albon submitted paperwork to have his licence status changed, police became worried he was mentally unstable.

Officers came to his home, where they seized two handguns and two rifles and ordered him to see a psychiatrist.

According to Mr Albon, the psychiatrist immediately declared him as sane and ‘laughed it off’.

And though the Pastafarian has agreed to have his gun licence photo retaken without the colander, he is going to try his luck with his driver’s licence.

‘What are they gonna do, come and take my car off me?’ he said.

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21 June 2014 | 10:53 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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