A 19-year-old man pointed a BB gun at his friend's car as "a joke" and later kicked a man in the face, the Invercargill District Court was told yesterday.
Eruera Akaiti appeared before Judge Turner yesterday for unlawfully presenting an airgun at a person and assault with intent to injure on August 31.
He was sentenced to two months' community detention, 90 hours' community work and 12 months' supervision.
Judge Turner said Akaiti stood outside a house while at a party and pointed a BB gun at his friend's car as he was leaving, prompting a neighbour, who did not know it was a joke, to call police.
Akaiti told police his actions were only a joke. His friend knew it as a BB gun but he acknowledged his conduct was silly, Judge Turner said.
Later that night, police attended the party because of a disorder complaint and while there Akaiti walked up to a man sitting on the kerb and kicked him in the face.
Akaiti told police there had been an earlier altercation that had led to the assault, the judge said.
Akaiti's lawyer, Rachael Adams, said her client accepted his conduct in relation to the BB gun was immature.
He also accepted assaulting the man was the wrong thing to do and he was remorseful.
Sean Cyril Burns, 35, was ordered to pay $76 reparation for intentionally damaging six glasses and a laptop on August 17. He was remanded on bail to November 26 for sentence for two charges of assaulting a female, intentionally damaging a lounge and bedroom wall and threatening to kill on August 17 and breaching community work.
Jason David Mann, 31, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work for assaulting a person on October 4.
Daniel Scott Callaghan, 18, was remanded on bail to November 15 for compliance for two charges of breaching community work.
Used a phone to disturb
Katrina Marie Wilson, 37, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work for two charges of using a phone to disturb a person between June 27 and July 8. The court was told she sent text messages of a "disturbing nature" to a woman.
Shannon Geoffrey Gilbert, 27, dairy worker, of Otautau, was remanded on bail to November 26 for sentence for refusing to permit a blood specimen on October 16.
Regan Noel Mercer, 31, farm worker, was sentenced to six months' home detention, disqualified from driving for one year and one month and authorised to apply for a three-year zero- alcohol licence for driving while forbidden, carelessly and with a breath alcohol level of 924mcg on July 31.
Jason Leslie Feely, 27, sign writer, was fined $1200 and disqualified for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 790mcg on October 17.
Benina Karennang, 21, 735mcg on October 4. Sentenced to 60 hours' community work and disqualified for six months.
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