Angry attack on rival's ute
A SIGN that a lover has moved on is when another man’s car is parked in front of her home and this was the sight that enraged a teen, the Warwick Magistrates Court heard yesterday.
Warwick man Daniel William Huish pleaded guilty to two counts of wilful damage after he visited his former girlfriend only to find a red Mazda ute parked in her driveway on May 11.
The police prosecutor said police received a triple-0 call from a woman who said her boyfriend’s car was being damaged by her former lover Huish.
“The vehicle was parked in the driveway and the bonnet and a front light were damaged ... it had been kicked and jumped on,” the prosecutor said.
“There was also damage to the screen door at the house, it had been kicked.
“He was arrested and taken to the watchhouse where he admitted (to the wilful damage).”
Huish tried to stifle giggles as his defence counsel said the 19-year-old thought he had reignited the relationship with the woman as they had “slept together” a few days prior to the violent outburst, “but a new boyfriend was in residence”.
“So (Huish) has smashed up the boyfriend’s ute,” the defence said.
Magistrate Anne Thacker said the defence gave some insight into Huish’s outburst but that it “did not excuse it”.
“You don’t have a lot of money as you’ve been laid off work but you will have to pay $2528.92 in restitution (for damage to the ute),” Magistrate Thacker said.
“Calm down. Break-ups happen.”
No conviction was recorded.