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Lorry driver want beserk in Oldbury filling station
1:05pm Tuesday 1st July 2014 in News
AN ENRAGED lorry driver went berserk, causing more than £2,000 damage at an Oldbury garage, after being told he could not have two bottles of orange juice for the price of one.
Sean Ginty thought the juice was on a two for £1 promotion and flew into a rage and attacked an attendant at the Churchbridge Shell Filling Station.
Gary Cook prosecuting told Wolverhampton Crown Court the 30-year-old flipped when the member of staff activated the automatic door lock as he tried with the orange juice.
Ginty threw the two bottles at the attendant hitting him on the chest before climbing onto the counter and kicking him in the head, added Mr Cook.
He then punched his victim a number of times before grabbing a pair of scissors to try and force open the door and when that did not work he kicked the door hard shattering the glass.
The lorry driver also damaged the door frame and was able to squeeze out of the shop to get to where his vehicle was parked leaving Behzad Maluk with swelling to his eye and a cut to his head.
Ginty, of no fixed address, who admitted assault, damaging property and possessing a bladed article, was given an eight month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.
He was also placed on supervision for 18 months, given a three-month curfew order and ordered to pay £500 costs.
Jon Roe, defending, said Ginty had been "horrified" by his actions adding: "The attendant would not let him out, even after he offered to return the orange juice.
"He accepts that he picked up the scissors to gain his escape and when he failed to prise open the door he reverted to brute force.
“He suffers from agoraphobia, he has difficulty dealing with strangers and he had a panic attack."