Bite on bouncer costs $1250
A TOOWOOMBA man who sunk his teeth
into the pub “bouncer” who was evicting him had a $1250
bite put on him by the city's Magistrates Court
A drunken Joshua Dean Smith had
objected to being evicted from Fitzy's Fibber Magee
about 12.30am, August 31, and struggled with security
staff, prosecutor Constable Vicki Kennedy-Grills told
The 23-year-old man later told
police he had been very drunk at the time and couldn't
recall the biting incident.
He pleaded guilty to assault
occasioning bodily harm, failing to leave a licensed
premises and “obstruction generally to a licensee”.
His solicitor Simon Trewavas told
the court his client had a sore shoulder when being
placed into the police vehicle after the incident and
later discovered he had a dislocated collarbone.
While Smith couldn't recall biting
anyone, he believed he had sustained the dislocated
collarbone when being evicted from the hotel and so
could have reacted to that, he said.
His client had no previous
convictions and his actions that night were “completely
out of character”, Mr Trewavas said.
Without recording a conviction,
Magistrate Bruce Schemoineck fined Smith $1000 and
ordered he pay $250 compensation to the security