Man Takes Revenge on BMW After Row in Nightclub
NIGHT clubber Liam Reynolds tried to wreak some sort of revenge, by hurling a rock through the window of a BMW convertible car, following a row with the vehicle s owner. Reynolds had been drinking heavily before leaving a club in a taxi – and caused mor
NIGHT clubber Liam Reynolds tried to "wreak some sort of revenge," by hurling a rock through the window of a BMW convertible car, following a row with the vehicle's owner.
Reynolds had been drinking heavily before leaving a club in a taxi - and caused more than �2,600-worth of damage to David Andrew's car when he turned up outside his Fordham home.
The missile thrown at the car in Trinity Close smashed a front offside window, damaged the soft-top frame, and covered a child's seat inside the vehicle with shards of glass.
Appearing before Ely magistrates on Thursday, Reynolds admitted causing criminal damage, and he was given a two-year conditional discharge. He was also ordered to pay �2,695 compensation and �85 costs.
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"We got a taxi to Fordham and my friend said 'I know where he lives," Reynolds explained. "For some stupid reason I caused the damage, it was completely the wrong thing to do."
After arrest, Reynolds, 25, of Main Street, Witchford, told police he had been drinking heavily, following the break up of a relationship. He had got into an argument, and was asked to leave the club.
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Arriving at Fordham, "on impulse he found a large stone and threw it at the vehicle," said prosecutor Penny Cannon.
She said Reynolds had a previous conviction for causing grievous bodily harm, and was given a suspended jail sentence in 2007.
Representing himself in court, Reynolds added: "I was not completely off my head." He claimed that Mr Andrews had pushed him.
Presiding magistrate Harvey Harrison told Reynolds: "We appreciate that a fracas led up to a confrontation between you and David Andrews. You tried to walk away, but not totally successfully.
"You tried to wreak some sort of revenge when you saw his car.