Man wrecks public telephone after losing £1 coin
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A WESTON man smashed a telephone box, causing hundreds of pounds of damage, because his £1 coin got stuck.
Dean Davies, of Ashcombe Road, broke the handset when he lost his temper on April 13. Police tried to help him and managed to return the coin, but the 33-year-old had already smashed the phone.
Owen Strickland, defending, told North Somerset Courthouse on Monday that Davies was angry after trying six broken phone boxes.
District Judge Lynne Matthews said: “For no sensible reason you lost your temper and you behaved with violence towards property. And when police tried to help, you were foul-mouthed.
“It’s clear from your previous conviction you have a problem with anger.”
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Davies was ordered to attend aggression and alcohol management courses. He must also pay £200 to cover the damage plus £85 costs and a £65 victim surcharge.
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