Store man­ager ducks grog bot­tle

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - LUCY SMITH

A MAN armed with a plank of wood threw a bot­tle of al­co­hol in the di­rec­tion of a Wool­worths man­ager at Vin­cent.

Barry Ge­orge Wal­dren, 29, pleaded guilty in Townsville Mag­is­trates Court last week to go­ing armed to cause fear, ob­struct­ing po­lice and con­tra­ven­ing a po­lice di­rec­tion.

Prose­cu­tor Colleen Wain­wright said Wal­dren bought a bot­tle of liquor from a bot­tleshop at Vin­cent Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre at 10.15am on March 18.

He then walked to the Wool­worths ser­vice desk with a piece of wood and asked a fe­male staffer: “Are you talk­ing s*** about me?”

Wal­dren sat down in the shop­ping cen­tre and a man­ager asked him to leave.

“As the man­ager walked back to­wards the ser­vice desk, the of­fender threw the bot­tle he was hold­ing to­wards the man­ager, the bot­tle missed him and smashed against the floor,” Ms Wain­wright said.

Wal­dren walked out to the carpark where he was ap­proached by po­lice.

He ag­gres­sively re­sisted ar­rest but was hand­cuffed and taken to the watch house.

Wal­dren was fined $ 1000 and no con­vic­tion was recorded.

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