Shoplifter bit guard
A man bit a shop security guard after stealing six bottles of booze from a Lidl store.
Conor Harrison, of no fixed address, left a bite mark on the wrist of the security guard after stealing two bottles of wine, two bottles of Budweiser and two bottles of Devonshire Scrumpy Cider in December,
The month before, he was spotted on CCTV spray painting the fire exit steps outside the Marsham Street Community Support Centre in Maidstone with an obscenity.
Harrison, 20, told Anthony Beresford, chairman of the bench at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court, he was unable to recall the incident due to a drink problem.
He said: “I was going through a bad patch with alcohol and I have now overcome the problem. I am getting my life back on track.”
Harrison was given a conditional discharge after admitting one count of theft, one count of assault by beating and one charge of criminal damage.
He was also ordered to repay Lidl £21.34, pay £100 in compensation to the security guard and pay £25 to the community centre for repairs.