A CRIME ‘victim’ ended up being arrested himself after climbing onto the roof of a police station and threatening to kill a police worker.

Ian Morys ‘lost the plot’ because he felt West Mercia Police was taking no notice of him when he tried to report vandalism to his car. His complaint ended with him being arrested for drink driving and a public order offence at Droitwich Police Station.

The 39-year-old admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of unlawful violence on April 10 this year.

He also admitted drink driving on the same date when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday.

Nicola Ritchie, prosecuting, said Morys could be heard over the station intercom swearing and saying ‘hurry up.’ Police worker Michael Finnigan was leaving work when he saw the defendant standing on the roof of the police station, 12 feet up.

Miss Ritchie said: “Mr Finnigan shouted at him to ‘get down’. He (Morys) said ‘are you a police officer?’ by which time other officers arrived and a police community support officer assisted in getting the defendant from the roof of the police station.”

Morys was told to leave the area and, as he did so, turned to Mr Finnigan and said: “When I see you outside I’m going to end your life mate.”

Miss Ritchie said Mr Finnigan perceived this as a ‘genuine threat’ and was ‘fearful of retribution.’ His wife also witnessed what happened. Later that day the defendant was seen driving his car outside the station and became abusive towards officers who noticed the smell of alcohol.

Morys, of Ombersley Street West, Droitwich, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested. His reading was 66mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, just under twice the legal limit of 35mcg.

Elaine Atkinson, defending, said: “This gentleman initially went to Droitwich Police Station to report the fact his car had been vandalised with smashed windows and the paintwork damaged.

“It appeared that the police weren’t particularly interested in taking any details from him about the car. It seemed quite bizarre that nobody was taking any interest.

"He went home and decided to drive to the police station. When he got to the police station it was closed. He had to come through the intercom and nobody was prepared to come out at that stage and look at his motor vehicle. He decided to try and get into the police station at the rear.”

Ms Atkinson said the father-of-two became ‘very upset no-one was taking any notice of what was going on’ and it was at this stage he had the ‘altercation with Mr Finnigan’. Morys accepted he had been drinking at a family party. “Obviously he should not have tried to gain entry. He lost the plot basically and decided to get in over the wall” said Ms Atkinson.

Magistrates banned him from driving for 18 months and fined him £120 for driving with excess alcohol. For the public order matter, magistrates ordered him to complete 50 hours of unpaid work. He was ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge and £135 court costs.

He was not ordered to pay compensation.