Man caves are fast becoming the preserve of males up and down the land.
These humble dwellings offer men any number of opportunities for extracurricular fun from gaming to watching sport and, in some cases, a spot of intoxication whether alcoholic or something a little more medicinal.
However, one Weymouth man has been left cursing his luck after narrowly avoiding jail following a police search of his man cave, which uncovered substantial amounts of cannabis.
The Dorset Echo reports that Shaun Hodge received a suspended sentence after £10,000 worth of cannabis was discovered in his man cave (which also happens to double as a garden shed).
Admitting to a charge of possessing the class B drug with intent to supply, Hodge took the tried and tested approach of claiming that he was merely holding the drug for someone else.
“This quantity is a wholesale quantity, which would be sold to street dealers who would then supply to users”
In a perfect world, though, it would be quite nice to think Hodge was merely stocking up for a busy few months of man-led fun smoke-filled in his new cave of wonders.
It probably has La-Z-boy recliners, a cool vinyl player, some weights and maybe a retro looking pinball machine thrown in for good measure.
Mind you, if it is still acting as a shed, then it’s more likely that a garden strimmer and a few trowels take up some of the space.
Joking aside, Hodge was lucky to avoid jail with presiding Judge Jonathan Fuller offering a frank assessment of the case.
“This quantity is a wholesale quantity, which would be sold to street dealers who would then supply to users,” he said.
“The reality is, because of the association you had with the wholesaler, your choice was to assist him in concealing the drugs and therefore assist in his offending.”
Hit with an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, Hodge must now also complete 160 hours of unpaid community work.
At least he got to keep his man cave though.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.