A nightshift worker who was jailed after finding a stun gun lying in a bush has had his prison sentence more than halved by top judges.
Jaroslaw Daniel Tuka, 25, of Bishop Road, Chelmsford, said he kept the weapon, which was disguised as a torch, for protection during lonely walks home from work.
But after he was spotted showing friends the weapon at Harlow's Water Gardens shopping centre last December, he was arrested.
He pleaded guilty to having the disguised firearm at Chelmsford Crown Court and was jailed for five years in April.
Court of Appeal judges said his jail term was "disproportionate" and slashed it to two years.