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Man ordered to pay for damaged windshield

A St George’s man was this morning ordered to pay more than $1,000 in restitution after cracking another man’s car windshield with a bottle.

Glen Fox, 50, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to charges of assault and causing wilful damage in connection to the incident, which occurred on March 24.

The court heard that at around 5.30pm that day the complainant, Don Wynn, drove to Clarence Street in St George’s where he was confronted by Fox.

During an ensuing argument, Fox pushed Mr Wynn.

Mr Wynn later got into his vehicle to leave as Fox continued to shout insults towards him. Mr Wynn began to drive away but stopped to respond, at which point Fox threw a beer bottle at him.

The bottle passed through the driver’s side window but missed Mr Wynn, instead striking and cracking the vehicle’s windshield.

Appearing in court, Fox pleaded guilty, explaining that Mr Wynn had called him a thief.

“The guy came in my yard and called me a thief,” he said. “It was the pot calling the kettle black.”

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo told the defendant: “The assault in this case was on the low end. It was minor, but the throwing of the bottle . . . you are just lucky. You could have hit him in the head and knocked him out and got yourself in much more trouble.”

Mr Tokunbo placed Fox on 12 months probation, ordering that pay Mr Wynn $1,115 in reparations through the courts to cover the cost of the damage to the windshield. He further ordered that Fox avoid contact with the complainant.

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