Judge holding gavel in courtroom
Judge holding gavel in courtroom

ADULT TANTRUM: Boozed-up man busts up drive-thru

A WARWICK man has been scolded for his 'immature' actions after smashing in a drive thru window.

On January 12, when a disagreement over cigarettes became too heated, Blake Travis Shane Trenaman, 28, left the popular Malt House bar and walked across the road to Red Rooster where he punched in the window.

Trenaman left the scene but police caught him using CCTV footage.

Fronting Warwick Magistrates Court on Wednesday, lawyer Sarah Campbell said Trenaman had been drinking and he did not intend to break the glass.

"He said he didn't expect it to break, but concedes that's a foreseeable consequence of his actions," she said.

Trenaman pleaded guilty to one charge of wilful damage as Magistrate Leanne Scoines argued the Caboolture man was "too old be acting like this".

"You didn't think it would break but that's a bit surprising given it's glass and you're a big fella," she said.

"You're getting a bit long in the tooth to say you're frustrated so you punch things."

When Trenaman, argued that he 'rather punch a window than punch him', Ms Scoines shot back.
"I'd rather you didn't punch anything at all.

"Because now this business has a smashed window … it's inconvenient, it's costly and it's a bad look for a community where businesses are smashed up because people are stroppy because they got into an argument at the pub.

"It's really immature.

"Do whatever the rest of us do to avoid punching windows."

Ms Scoines issued Trenaman a fine of $500 and no conviction was recorded.



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