Jonathan May-Bowles aka Jonnie Marbles, addresses the media as he leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in central London. (CARL COURT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Bowles admitted he committed the act at the parliamentary committee hearing, where Murdoch was questioned about voicemail hacking allegations against News Corp. Bowles will be sentenced Aug. 2. When the amateur comedian left court, he seemed in good spirits, opting to quote Murdoch: “I would just like to say this has been the most humble day of my life.”

Indeed, the 26-year-old has become something of a folk hero. And he seems to be taking his possible imprisonment in stride, sending many lighthearted tweets about his court date.

I’m at Westminster magistrates court at 10 AM. If anyone would like to get me a coffee and help me find my shoes, that would be lovely.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyJonnie Marbles
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Thank you all for your support. Your advice that I pie the judge will be taken under advisement :)less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyJonnie Marbles
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Bumped into one of my arresting officers on the way to court. He said I was a “legend”. Because my week wasn’t surreal enough already.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyJonnie Marbles
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This has been the most humble day of my life.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyJonnie Marbles
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