Daniel Jansen, from Peacehaven, was surrounded by up to 40 officers including a firearms unit and dog-handlers after he and another man took to the roof of a porch in Moulsecoomb.
Yesterday he admitted a public order offence after shouting abuse at police.And was fined a whole £73! Wow! Which, given he’s jobless, we’ll be paying.
And why is he jobless? Well…
Brighton Magistrates’ Court was told he had gone to the Colbourne Avenue home of Alex Kilby, 18, with two women after he was asked to leave a party elsewhere on Friday night because of the way he was behaving.
They drank through the night and Jansen said when he went to bed the others pulled the covers off him.
Talia Martin, defending, said: “They continually harassed and harangued him.”
A shouting match followed and one of the women called the police. When officers arrived Jansen shouted that he hadn’t done anything wrong.
He then shouted at officers out of an upstairs window, before climbing onto the roof of the porch with Mr Kilby while police gathered outside trying to talk them down.
Abuse was hurled from the roof…
Police, amid a volley of insults, were informed: “You are a waste of time.”
Chris Bull, prosecuting, said a knife was seen, and Jansen was heard saying: “Grab that knife, if they try and get us just cut yourself. They can’t touch us, health and safety.”
The knife – which the court was told was three inches long – was then dropped off the roof. The siege ended at about 12.15pm.What employer wouldn’t want such a paragon, I ask you?
And maybe I’ve watched too much ‘Game Of Thrones’ lately, but it seems to me, that’s less a siege, and more two idiots having a temper tantrum that would have embarrassed a two-year-old…
Presiding magistrate Michael Trayler told Jansen: “You created a right hoo-hah, with half the police force of Sussex outside the house.”And, given his ‘punishment’, what is there to stop him doing it again the next time he has one too many?