‘Vigilante’ actions not appropriate
A MAN with a seven-page criminal history of public nuisance could not understand how his actions of banging on a neighbour’s door and calling him out for a fight were wrong.
Anthony Paul Elliott, 39, pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday to one charge of public nuisance.
Police prosecutor Shayne Studdert said police went to a Smitwick St, Norman Gardens, residence for a disturbance where the occupier told them Elliott had yelled abuse at him and yelled out for him to fight.
Elliott told the court the occupier had been down to his house four times and smashed his door.
“I thought I would do the same thing to his place,” he said.
“The way you deal with things is not appropriate,” Magistrate Mark Morrow told Elliott. “Your history is littered with that sort of trouble.”
Mr Morrow sentenced Elliott to a two-month prison term, wholly suspended, operational for 12 months.