Magistrate cops spray from crim
A MAN who called a Coast magistrate a “f***ing retard” and other colourful names has learned the hard way about respecting authority.
When Stephen Victor Williamson, 31, appeared in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court early last month via video link he threw every insult in the book at Magistrate Ron Madsen.
Then – in his final act of defiance – he kicked the locked door of the police video suite behind him causing a small window to fall out and smash on the ground.
On Tuesday, Williamson faced Mr Madsen again, charged with wilful damage of police property and contempt of court.
He pleaded guilty to the damage, but when asked if he was guilty of verbally assaulting Mr Madsen, Williamson simply replied “no”.
After being read the transcript of his past court appearance in which he called Mr Madsen a “putrid f***ing c***”, a “f***ing retard” and threatened to write to the Prime Minister about the perceived “discrimination” he was facing, Williamson changed his tune.
Despite Mr Madsen offering to drop the charge if Williamson apologised, he repeatedly refused until offering one “reluctantly”.
It was too little too late, however, as Williamson copped a three-month prison sentence for the abuse he hurled at Mr Madsen and another three months for destroying police property with a parole eligibility date of November 11.
The offences were committed while he was on remand for an unrelated offence which has been adjourned to November 8.