In the case of State v. Brandon Brown, 37 FLW 1016(Fla. 5th DCA 2012), Mr. Brown was found guilty by a jury of aggravated battery with the use of a deadly weapon by battering his former girlfriend and mother of his child, with a plastic broom stick.

The Fifth District Court of Appeal located in Daytona Beach Florida overturned the verdict holding that plastic broomsticks are not deadly weapons.  The decision was applauded by the many members of WICCA (the  group submitted an Amicus Curiae), whose children start out using plastic brooms until they are sixteen, and who didn’t want their children to be accused of walking and or flying around with or on deadly weapons.

Hogwarts’ Board of Governors who also submitted an Amicus Curiae was happy with the decision, but disappointed that the Fifth DCA refused to consider the question of whether a Nimbus 2000 was or was not a deadly weapon.



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