Police were called to pepper spray a man after a row over barbecue food erupted in Tesco.Tesco. Well, it would be, wouldn't it?
Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how officers were called to the store on Winwick Road as a group of men argued with security staff. They had been drinking at a barbecue in the town and when refused service to buy more food due to being drunk, the men became aggressive and refused to leave.
Adam Stephen Harrison, aged 26, of Winmarleigh Street, was in the group and confronted the two officers when they arrived after being called by staff. Sarah Grey, prosecuting, said: “The defendant would not listen when they tried to calm him down. “He called them faggots and said ‘are you laughing at me’ to the female officer.”
As details of the offence was read out Harrison smirked and laughed in the dock.Adam’s an unemployed father of three. No wonder he’s laughing and smirking!
When challenged by District Judge Bridget Knight over his ‘amusement’, Harrison said: “I was drunk and I can’t remember but they are not words I would use.
“It’s not because I find the words funny.
“I just had too much beer. It was stupid.”Yes, it’s pretty stupid of us to keep paying you the beer vouchers, that’s for sure…
The defendant, who has six previous convictions for 10 offences, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour. He was fined £100 and told to pay £85 in costs, and a £20 victim surcharge.
The money will be deducted from benefits.So, I pay for the police that turn up to deal with him, and the court that inflicts no real punishment, and I also pay for his fine as well?
What am I getting out of this?
H/T: Mark Bowden (@markbowdn) via Twitter