A young Porirua mother who dreams of stardom on New Zealand's Got Talent had a public appearance of another kind on the road to putting her old lifestyle behind her.
Kyrah Cherrish Johanna Samuel, 17, a contestant on the television talent show, appeared in Porirua District Court yesterday accused of swinging a chair at a fish and chip worker who asked her to leave when he thought she had tried to pocket a bottle of tomato sauce.
Sergeant John Taylor told the court that Samuel had been "extremely intoxicated" at the Titahi Bay fish and chip shop in April.
Samuel swung a chair at a shop worker who asked her and her friends to leave.
She pleaded guilty to threatening the man.
Lawyer Geneva Lowe said Samuel wanted to be "someone different" now.
She had given up drinking because she was pregnant with her second child and was returning to finish her secondary school education.
Judge Jan Kelly sentenced Samuel to six months' supervision by a probation officer.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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