Man fined for having ‘too much fun’ in bar
A PORT Douglas man appeared in the Mossman Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with public nuisance after having “too much fun”.
Evan Seaward pleaded guilty after objecting to being removed from a bar for being “too energetic”.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant Brad Hafner said when police were called to the Iron Bar, the man was in the middle of Macrossan St and swearing and yelling at staff who had moments before evicted him.
The 35-year-old man claimed he was not causing any trouble and it was the staff who started the ruckus by asking him to leave the pub because he was having a good time which then made him angry.
Sgt Hafner said the staff had told the attending police the man was having “too much fun” and “planking” on the dance floor. Staff went on to say that the man was being “too energetic” and “too lively” and asked him to leave.
He then walked out on to Macrossan St and started yelling and hurling abuse at the staff and when police turned up he began abusing them, the court heard.
Magistrate Thomas Braef noted Seaward had no prior convictions for unlawful behaviour and took into account that he returned to the Iron Bar the next day and apologised to the staff involved.
He was fined $500 and no conviction was recorded.