Man attacked neighbour’s car

Worcester News: Man attacked neighbour’s car Man attacked neighbour’s car

A DRUNK man smashed up a neighbour’s car using a child’s bike and a scooter.

Calvin Taylor appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court admitting two counts of criminal damage, three of obstructing a constable and one of failing to answer bail.

The 37-year-old was shouting and swearing at his partner’s home at Five Oaks Close, Malvern, before the incident on September 29.

Adrian Jones, prosecuting, said a female neighbour heard Taylor making threats about a man formerly involved with his partner while the man’s son was present.

Taylor, who was described as angry and scowling, swore at the woman and called her a grass after she tried to get the children inside.

Mr Jones said: “She watched as the defendant picked up her son’s bike with both hands, swinging it around his head before hitting it over her boyfriend’s Golf. He then threw that bike on the floor and picked up a child’s scooter and struck the windscreen of the same car, which was smashed.”

The damage was valued at £2,000 and the insurance excess was £850. The bike would have cost £150 to repair, but the family did not believe it was worth it as the bike only cost £154.97.

When police came to arrest Taylor, now of Greenhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, they found him hiding behind an upstairs bathroom door and he resisted arrest.

Mr Jones said: “He was tensed up and said: ‘Don’t touch me, I’m a marine.’ He had to be taken to the floor, but got to his feet and officers tried to bring him down with knee strikes and eventually used CS spray.”

Police were again called to Five Oaks Close, Malvern, on November 1 following reports of a domestic dispute and Taylor had to be taken to the floor while shouting obscenities and refusing to comply.

Susie Duncan, defending, said: “Mr Taylor is the first to acknowledge that he has got himself in a terrible mess in his personal life which has impacted on his job and accommodation. He tells me drink has been an issue for some considerable time. He accepts he was drunk.”

She said he believed the neighbours had been interfering in his personal life.

Magistrates gave Taylor a 21-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered him to complete 60 hours of unpaid work. He was told not to enter Five Oaks Close for nine months and receive alcohol treatment. Taylor was also ordered to pay £154.97 compensation for the bike, £850 for the car and £85 costs.

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8:20am Fri 16 Nov 12

katiekins says...

What a Prat....
What a Prat.... katiekins
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8:59am Fri 16 Nov 12

THE FACTS says...

Why was he not ordered to pay the £2,000 car repair bill. Paying the excess isn't helpful... cos the claimer will be subject to increased premiums for the next 5 years.
Why was he not ordered to pay the £2,000 car repair bill. Paying the excess isn't helpful... cos the claimer will be subject to increased premiums for the next 5 years. THE FACTS
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9:35am Fri 16 Nov 12

Respectable says...

Sounds like just another bully-boy who can't accept rejection.. Grow up..!! You can't make someone want you through rage and you have no right to stop anyone else's happiness...
Sounds like just another bully-boy who can't accept rejection.. Grow up..!! You can't make someone want you through rage and you have no right to stop anyone else's happiness... Respectable
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9:52am Fri 16 Nov 12

Guy66 says...

Care in the community at it's best!
Care in the community at it's best! Guy66
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6:33pm Fri 16 Nov 12

greengirl86 says...

Laughable! I know the girl and she hasn't been interfering at all. She called the police on home once a year back for beating up his then girlfriend. Who is another neighbour of his current one. Whole thing is a farce. He should pay it all and be banned from the area for life. She was too frightened to leave her house for weeks because of him.
Laughable! I know the girl and she hasn't been interfering at all. She called the police on home once a year back for beating up his then girlfriend. Who is another neighbour of his current one. Whole thing is a farce. He should pay it all and be banned from the area for life. She was too frightened to leave her house for weeks because of him. greengirl86
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8:50pm Fri 16 Nov 12

malvernme says...

The guy sounds like a muppet... Greengirl is right, he should be banned from the area and take his various women and kids with him! It's worse than a soap! It's the normal hardworking families I feel sorry for, being surrounded by inconsiderate prats like that that think the world owes them something! And it says he has to pay back money.. No doubt at 50p a week or something? He should be made to get a job and pay it all back now! What a joke.
I hope the girl is okay :)
The guy sounds like a muppet... Greengirl is right, he should be banned from the area and take his various women and kids with him! It's worse than a soap! It's the normal hardworking families I feel sorry for, being surrounded by inconsiderate prats like that that think the world owes them something! And it says he has to pay back money.. No doubt at 50p a week or something? He should be made to get a job and pay it all back now! What a joke. I hope the girl is okay :) malvernme
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8:53pm Fri 16 Nov 12

malvernme says...

"Don't touch me, I'm a marine"
I'm actually laughing! What an absolute prat!!
"Don't touch me, I'm a marine" I'm actually laughing! What an absolute prat!! malvernme
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1:31pm Sat 17 Nov 12

greengirl86 says...

She is ok now thank you Malvern me. Happy some form of justice has been served and she cango out without worries. Also that her son can go out and play with his friends. Just gotta wait and see if he sticks to the conditions.
She is ok now thank you Malvern me. Happy some form of justice has been served and she cango out without worries. Also that her son can go out and play with his friends. Just gotta wait and see if he sticks to the conditions. greengirl86
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