Man fined after pinching bottoms at hotel on Anzac Day

A 35-YEAR-OLD man fronted Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday after a bout of unruly behaviour at the Rocky Glen Hotel on Anzac Day.

Daniel Harrison alerted the attention of staff at the Gladstone hotel after several complaints were issued from female patrons claiming Harrison was moving around the hotel pinching their bottoms.

The court heard that Harrison continued to act in a disorderly manner before security guards approached him.

He then began yelling profanities, including telling the guards to "f*** off".

As Harrison was being escorted from hotel, he proceeded to block an entry point to the venue as he struggled with security, while about 300 patrons remained inside.

The defence claimed the "out of character" behaviour was the result of excessive alcohol consumption.

Harrison could not recall the details of the night and was "surprised" to hear of the allegations.

Entering an early plea of guilty, Harrison was ordered to pay a $400 fine for his actions, with no conviction recorded.



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