‘I know where you live’ - threat to shop-keeper
A MAN who threatened a shop-keeper saying ‘I know where you live’ will be jailed if he comes before a court again.
The warning came from Judge James O’Connor at Listowel District Court on Thursday - made to Dylan Douglas, Apartment 3, Dick Reidy’s, College Cross, Listowel, after the Court heard how he had assaulted his next-door neighbour and shop owner Charlie Cantillon on September 13 last year.
He will have to pay €500 to the Court Poor Box by December 21 next if he wishes to remain out of jail.
Gardaí told the Court Mr Douglas went into Mr Cantillon’s Topaz Petrol Station at 11am on the date. When Mr Cantillon saw him he said ‘ Dyaln, you’re barred from here, I want you to leave’, he left but returned at 12.30am and entered a private office where Mr Cantillon was working alone, and threatened him saying ‘I know where you live’. Douglas pushed his chest up against Mr Cantillon - hence the assault charge.
Solicitor Pat Enright said his client was intending to threaten him but said ‘I know where you live’ in the context of the pair living alongside each other.
The court heard Mr Douglas had 31 previous convictions, but had settled down since 2014 with a partner.
“The next time I think you’re gone, [to jail]” Judge O’Connor said, remanding Dylan Douglas on continuing bail to appear again by December 21 next when the money is due.