William Singalargh, who as we learned in April had been accused of assaulting a 15-year-old boy with a hedgehog, was convicted this week on charges of "common assault" and "offensive behavior" and ordered to pay about $550 in fines. Singalargh had faced up to five years in prison on the more serious charge of assault with a hedgehog, but that charge was dropped.
Police said the hedgehog was dead when they arrived, but that they did not know whether it had been dead or alive at the time Singalargh flung it at the boy. He was not charged with any wrongdoing in the demise of the hedgehog.
Link: CBS News