The Self-Checkout Muhammed Ali Pleads Guilty

We now have closure to a story we reported in April about a Texas man who smashed in a Wal-Mart self-checkout man when it froze. The punching consumer—46-year-old Joel Wallace Hansen of Euless, Texas—pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct and was fined $286 and ordered to pay $1,000 for restitution, according to a report in the Star-Telegram.

"Our office position was that we attempt to get some type of restitution and that the defendant be held accountable for his actions" Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Al Lazarus told the daily newspaper. "We accomplished that."