A person who smashed up two autos after being disturbed whereas sleeping has prevented jail.
Stewart Allan Robinson ‘lost it’ and battered a van and a car with a bike pump close to Middlesborough.
Having been out consuming with buddies, Robinson mentioned he had been woken up within the early hours of the morning by folks finishing up work on a close-by sign field in Roseworth, Stockton-on-Tees.
The 23-year-old took the weapon to a Ford transit van and a Vauxhall Insignia belonging to workmen and triggered greater than £1,400 price of injury final summer time.
Robinson from Roseworth, pleaded responsible to 2 expenses of legal injury at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Stuart Haywood mentioned that at round 4.30am on August 2, final yr, Robinson entered an engineering website close to to a sign field on Redbrook Avenue armed with a ‘metal object’, Teesside Live reported.
When he was confronted by workers, Robinson mentioned: ‘Do you want some?’
‘The witness then backed off and contacted the police’, Mr Haywood mentioned.
Robinson, who had no earlier convictions, smashed the driving force aspect window of the Ford van earlier than transferring on to the Vauxhall, smashing the wing mirror and damaging the paintwork.
Police later caught up with Robinson and he made ‘full admissions’.
Defending, Andrew McGee mentioned Robinson had ‘lost it’ and had by no means appeared earlier than the courts earlier than.
Mr McGee argued: ‘He (Robinson) said he lost it and couldn’t sleep as they had been maintaining him awake.
‘He had been out with friends the night before, had a drink and couldn’t sleep.
‘He said he took what he thought was a bike pump out of his shed and caused damage to the vehicles of the people who were working on the signal box.’
Mr McGee added that Robinson has ‘severe health difficulties’ however accepts what he did and insists that it ‘won’t occur once more’.
Robinson was ordered to pay a complete of £775 compensation and £22 court docket prices.
Magistrates additionally handed him a 12 month conditional discharge.
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