Jason Taylor, defending, said the air rifle was not loaded – meaning it actually made louder bangs when it was fired.So now he just limits himself to six pints before playing loud music, getting his head handed to him by an aggrieved neighbour he assaulted and retaliating with a firearm?
He added: "It is hard to believe that a young man who is so pleasant has behaved so incredibly foolishly.
"He has been so shocked by his behaviour after consuming seven pints of cider that he has almost abstained from alcohol.
"The chances of this man coming back before the court again are as low as you can imagine."Oooh, I think not.
Judge Simon Darwall-Smith told Bryant, of Anchor Road, Kingswood, that his early guilty plea and lack of previous convictions had allowed him to suspend his prison term.*sigh*
"I believe you have learned your lessons – one of which is to stop drinking cider," he said.