Man put his head through shop window
A young man put his head through a shop window in Carrigaline after a night of drinking and caused a lot of damage to himself, as well was breaking the large window.
At Cork District Court, the accused was given a fourmonth suspended jail term and a 150-hour community service order for that and other crimes.
Inspector Daniel Coholan said that when gardaí arrived at the scene of the criminal damage they found the accused, Gareth Browne, bleeding heavily from the head and in a hysterical condition.
There was a crowd of young people around him as he lay bleeding on the ground.
Eyewitnesses told Garda Dinah Birnbaum that Browne, 21, of 36 Maglin Grove, Togher, Cork, had put his head through the window of Jen’s hair salon on Main St, Carrigaline.
The incident had occurred after midnight on November 5, 2015.
Garda Birnbaum saw a large group of youths standing around Browne, who was lying on the ground, bleeding from a wound to the right side of his head, and in a hysterical state.
He refused to go to hospital on the night.
“He had put his head through the shop window,” Insp Coholan said.
Apart from the injury he caused to himself, the defendant also caused damage to the hair salon, which had only opened for business one week before the incident
The window had cost €317 to replace.
Solicitor Donal Daly said the cost of the criminal damage was repaid in full by the accused.
Mr Daly said the criminal damage defied logic and it was not clear at the time whether the defendant was trying to damage the property or damage himself.
Mr Daly said the offence was inexplicable.
As well as that charge, the accused pleaded guilty to assaulting another man outside Carrigaline Garda Station on August 10, 2015.
The man arrived at the station and claimed he had been headbutted.
Gardaí saw Browne outside with a cut on his knuckles and he had admitted the assault.
Furthermore, he also admitted public order charges arising out of the incident at the salon.