Man out to 'teach a lesson' when he kneed a man in the head
A WARWICK man who dragged a man from his car and kneed him in the face told police the act of violence was to "teach him a lesson”.
Police were called to the Criterion Hotel in June after two men were seen punching a third man while he was inside a vehicle outside the pub.
Blake Travis Shane Trenaman pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance at Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Steve de Lissa said Trenaman had been at the hotel drinking with friends and playing pokies when he got into an argument with a man.
The court heard Trenaman left the hotel for several hours before returning and getting into another argument with the man.
Sgt de Lissa said police were called when Trenaman and another man were seen punching him through the window of his car.
"This male was forcibly removed from the vehicle at which time he (Trenaman) struck the man in the head with his knee,” Sgt de Lissa said.
"The defendant stated he was sick of the other male person talking sh-- about him and decided to teach him a lesson.”
Police reportedly could not locate either of the men when they arrived at the scene, but reviewed CCTV footage and recognised Trenaman.
Two days later, the 27-year-old made full admissions to police about his involvement in the attack.
Acting Magistrate Roger Stark yesterday asked Trenaman, who appeared without legal representation, whether he had anything to say about the offence but he declined.
Mr Stark ordered Trenaman to pay a $500 fine, which he said he could pay within one month.
The conviction was recorded.