A WORKINGTON man who was innocently approached by a canine in a park turned so offended he adopted its proprietor residence and threatened him with a cricket bat.
Wayne Cullen, 39, who blamed his aggressive behaviour on alcohol use, subjected the person and his buddy to verbal abuse and aggression after encountering them within the city’s Vulcan Park as they walked their canines, Carlisle Crown Court docket heard.
The defendant, of Bolton Avenue, Workington, pleaded responsible to 3 offences: a standard assault on Michael Bowman, disorderly behaviour, and threatening an individual with an offensive weapon.
Prosecutor Alaric Walmsley stated that the 2 males had been strolling their canines within the park at 1.15pm on September 16 final 12 months when one among their canines approached Cullen, who was strolling his canine.
Aggravated, Cullen walked as much as the 2 males and informed them to manage the canine and maintain it on a lead.
The boys tried to stroll away – however Cullen turned abusive, threatening to smash their faces in and yelling: “I do know the place you reside.”
Quickly after he arrived on the males’s residence with a cricket bat. “The defendant tried to assault Mr Bowman,” stated Mr Walmsley.
After the assault, the sufferer stated he not felt protected in his residence. Sean Harkin, for Cullen, stated he was now addressing his offending, which he put right down to alcohol.
Recorder Neville Biddle stated that for causes greatest identified to himself, Cullen took exception to the boys’s canines, and this set off “weird and scary occasions.”
The Recorder stated: “You threatened them and threatened their canines and adopted them residence, threatening them with a cricket bat, inflicting excessive concern and concern for each of them.”
He imposed six months jail suspended for 2 years. Cullen should full 20 rehabilitation exercise days and a pondering abilities course. The recorder stated Cullen ought to depend himself fortunate to not be going through fast jail.