Jail for man for theft and public order offences

Jail for man for theft and public order offences

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A four-month jail term was imposed on a man caught putting bottles of beer down his trousers and other crimes.

John O’Mahony of 120 Ardcullen, Hollyhill, Cork, pleaded guilty to this theft and a number of public order charges.

Sergeant John Kelleher said that on June 21 2019 the defendant went in to an off-licence at Grandon’s in Glanmire, County Cork, where he took three bottles of beer from a six-pack and put them down his pants.

In an incident at Douglas Road where he was threatening and abusive he took off his jacket and threw it at gardaí. He also walked out in the middle of the road.

On August 12 at Barrack Street he was drunk and threatening was not wearing any top. Gardaí saw him shouting and roaring and was out in the middle of the road, waving some clothing around. He was shouting at a woman, Sgt. Kelleher said.

Frank Buttimer, solicitor, said the accused had multi-substance issues. Although he did a 28-day treatment programme he fell back in to drinking for various reasons, the solicitor said.

Mr Buttimer said O’Mahony was a polite and pleasant man when not drinking.

Judge Olann Kelleher imposed an overall sentence of four months on the 29-year-old.

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