Gabriele Paolini in action
Prolific Italian TV prankster and condom advocate Gabriele Paolini faces a prison sentence unless he behaves.
Mr Paolini has made a career of popping up uninvited behind unwitting on-air TV reporters promoting condom use.
Guinness World Records says Mr Paolini is the world’s most successful TV hijacker, interrupting 20,000 link-ups.
But now Italy’s Supreme Court has upheld a three-month suspended sentence on him for interrupting a report on the state broadcaster RAI in June 2001.
The court has also ruled that anyone who deliberately gets onto TV while standing in a public place can commit an offense even if they are silent and immobile.
Reminds us of the US group Newsbreakers: