BURGER FOOL

The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER -

It takes two hands to han­dle a whop­per but it took a foot and an el­bow to land a dis­grun­tled Hun­gry Jack’s cus­tomer in jail.

Nicky Ed­ward Ab­bott, 32, was on a sus­pended im­pris­on­ment or­der when he rocked up to a HJ’s drive-through in Ger­ald­ton just be­fore 3am on Oc­to­ber 23.

When he was re­fused ser­vice, he went to the front of the fast-food out­let and ver­bally abused a staff mem­ber be­fore kick­ing a glass door and strik­ing it with his el­bow un­til it smashed.

The Ger­ald­ton Guardian’s Francesca Mann re­ports Ab­bott ap­peared via video link in the lo­cal mag­is­trate’s court last week and pleaded guilty to crim­i­nal dam­age of prop­erty.

Mag­is­trate Chris Mio­ce­vich gave him three months in the big house for the crim­i­nal dam­age and six-month and three-month sen­tences for two com­mon as­saults that were the sub­ject of the orig­i­nal sus­pended im­pris­on­ment or­der.

The sen­tences will run con­cur­rently, mean­ing Ab­bott must wait six months to find out if the burg­ers re­ally are bet­ter at Hun­gry Jack’s.

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