Imitation gun waving businessman scares customers at McDonalds in Oldbury

3:52pm Monday 7th July 2014

A "CHILDISH" 28-year-old Oldbury businessman who scared McDonalds customers by playing with a imitation gun in the car park has been fined.

Davinder Brachu left one woman witness feeling "frightened" and she later told police officers the incident on the car park

at McDonalds in Oldbury had "played on her mind."

Mr Howard Searle prosecuting said Brachu pulled his car alongside another vehicle carrying the woman and three friends

in the early hours.

He told Wolverhampton Crown Court they saw the gun in his hand and they were so shocked they quickly reported the incident

to police.

Officers were able to trace Brachu and when they searched his home in Victoria Road they recovered an imitation revolver - the

kind used to fire small bearings.

Brachu admitted possessing an imitation firearm in a public place and he was fined £250 and ordered to pay £600 costs by Judge

Michael Dudley.

He told Brachu who runs the family business, "I think what you did was an act of sheer stupidity. It is difficult to quite understand

just why you would have this toy gun in your car."

The Judge said: "You waved it around and people nearby were frightened. It had an adverse effect on others but I accept it was not

your intention to do so."

Mr Timothy Harrington defending said it was a one-off incident adding: "This was childish behaviour by a man otherwise of exceptional character."

He said Brachu was a hard working man who had never been in any previous trouble with the police.

He said: "It was a stupid thing to do and it will not be repeated. He has learned his lesson having had to come to court for the first time."


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