Fine for hockey stick attack
A HIGH school teacher who used a hockey stick to smash a windscreen and assault another man has blamed a ‘”personal issue”. Joseph Pinto pleaded guilty at Fremantle Magistrate Court to charges of criminal damage, unlawful assault and carrying an article with intent to cause fear. On Friday, August 24, in Parkwood, Joseph and the victim met to discuss a personal issue. After a discussion, Joseph went to his car and took out a hockey stick. He hit the victim on the arms and legs and proceeded to smash the victim’s car windscreen. The assault took place near a playground with children present. The next day he presented himself to a police station. Joseph was ordered to pay up to $3800 in fines by the court on September 11. Joseph’s lawyer applied successfully for a spent conviction due to his profession as a high school science teacher.