While high on synthetic cannabis, a Porirua man repeatedly punched and eventually smashed the window of the Cannons Creek Plunket clinic.
William Ivirangi, 17, pleaded guilty to wilful damage when he appeared in Porirua District Court last Tuesday.
Police prosecutor sergeant Paul Macky said that on November 30 Ivirangi repeatedly punched a window at the Plunket clinic in Warpsite Ave for no reason until it smashed.
The alarm sounded and Ivi- rangi was seen running away and jumping over a fence.
Macky said that when Ivirangi was caught, he admitted to the crime and said he was high on synthetic cannabis and unable to control his rage.
Ivirangi’s lawyer, Louise Brown, said that he could not explain what set him off.
Judge Jan Kelly convicted Ivirangi and sentenced him to 80 hours’ community work and ordered him to pay $712.71 in reparation.
‘‘That’s a community organisation that does not have a lot of money and your actions would have caused great inconvenience,’’ she told him in court.
He was also convicted and discharged on a breach of bail.