Man was 'too drunk' to recall smashing glass door in Shepton Mallet town centre
A man who smashed a glass door in Shepton Mallet town centre told police that he was so drunk he had absolutely no recollection of what happened.
Polish-born Robert Antoni Wysocki was found by police standing in a doorway of a property in the High Street and on closer inspection they saw the door had been severely damaged.
After being arrested the 40-year-old, of Wordsworth Drive, Taunton, appeared before South Somerset and Mendip magistrates and pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage.
Prosecutor Emma Chetland said that officers were patrolling the town centre at 11pm when they saw the defendant standing by the property where a communal glass door had been broken.
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She said: "They spoke to Wysocki who appeared to be drunk and spoke limited English and enquiries at a nearby restaurant revealed he had been seen nearby when the sound of smashing glass was heard.
"The defendant was arrested and during interview said he could not recall what had happened as he had been very drunk and felt very embarrassed."
Defending, Neil Priest put the defendant's lack of recollection down to his intoxicated state and said he was remorseful for the offence.
Married with two children, he worked as a welder but was currently unemployed and claiming benefits.
The magistrates fined Wysocki £110 and ordered him to pay £294.60 compensation for the damaged window. Costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge were also imposed.