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No work so man loses it

IN ONE afternoon, a frustrated job seeker targeted workers of an employment agency in an unbridled attack, before "shaping up" to hospital staff.

Luke Robert Thompson flew into a rage at the Warwick recruitment agency office, yelling at staff over what he believed was a failure to find him a job.

Things soon got physical, with Thompson kicking a hole in the wall, ripping computer monitors from their sockets and damaging wiring, and ripping a noticeboard from its fixtures and throwing it at the wall.

The 26-year-old then retreated to the mental health unit at the Warwick Hospital, before quickly exhibiting similar behaviour.

Police were called to the facility at 1pm, following reports Thompson had "shaped up" to staff, before ripping a soap dispenser from the wall and ripping a security screen.

Defence counsel for the man told the Warwick Magistrates Court his client suffered from mental illnesses, which were believed to be drug-induced conditions.

Thompson has a history of similar offending and was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Topics:  job seeker, probation, rage, sentenced, warwick




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