Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Robin" free as a bird






Tue, 2009-05-26 17:29.
Shuyee Lee

The four year saga pitting the courts against "Robin" aka the man who scaled the Jacques Cartier Bridge- is over.


And our wannabe crimefighter has discovered his fate.


In our last episode, mild-mannered engineer Benoit Leroux was ready to defend his request for an unconditional discharge after being found guilty of mischief and conspiracy for dressing up as Batman's sidekick Robin and scaling the Jacques Cartier Bridge four years ago to bring attention to the rights of single dads in custody cases.


But Judge Gilles Cadieux says they have to send a message of dissuasion to the public so he gave him a conditional discharge including 180 hours of community work and two years probation, assuring Leroux the discharge meant no criminal record, so no problems travelling to the U.S. to work or to see his young daughter there.


Leroux looked and sounded tired and somewhat defeated but he is satisfied and content the four year battle is over and he can hang up his cape for good.


"It feels really well. It's a weight on my shoulders (that) is lifted even though I have to make a lot of hours of community work."

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