Alan Harris, 39, of Lupin Drive, Springfield, lost his temper when a waiter at the Gulshan Indian restaurant in New Street told him the poppadoms were not free.And now his poppadums will incur a delivery charge:
Restaurant owner Runu Miah and his waiting staff had to pin Harris to the floor until police came to arrest him.
At Chelmsford Magistrates Court Judge David Cooper imposed a six-month ban from all pubs and clubs in the UK.Bit harsh?
Well, as usual, it’s nowhere near his first offence:
Harris, who has a string of convictions including assaulting a police officer, told the Chronicle: "I won't be going into pubs or clubs now. The implications are too big for me. They're absolutely massive.Yes. Yes, it was. Also criminal.
"I support West Ham and had been quite high-spirited when I visited Gulshan in February because they had won against Millwall.
"Basically I had a drunken disagreement and we came to blows, so I got arrested and they charged me for a public order offence. It was totally stupid."