Man fined $300 for throwing television off balcony

BRUCE Michael Mitchell was fed up with the noise emanating from the unit downstairs.

So, after a few drinks, he grabbed his 30cm television and threw it off his balcony.

Mitchell chucked the telly about 4pm on October 12.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Sean Franklin said it had landed less than two metres away from a woman sitting below.

"That's for playing your music too loud, Steve," the defendant was said to have yelled.

Sgt Franklin said Mitchell showed remorse for his actions when the police arrived.

"He said he shouldn't have done it."

Defence lawyer Brad Krebs said his client suffered from stress and anxiety disorders.

He added that Mitchell became upset when his television stopped working.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to public nuisance in the Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday.

He was put on a $300 good behaviour bond for six months.



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