Drunk 'acting the maggot when he stole rice cakes'
A MAN who trespassed at the back of a supermarket in the early hours of the morning and stole rice cakes had "far too much to drink" on the night, a court has heard.
Prezemyslaw Bobo was "acting the maggot" and committed the crimes more out of foolery than anything else, defence solicitor Valerie Buckley told Blanchardstown District Court.
Bobo (34), of Briarswood Lawn in Huntstown, pleaded guilty to the theft of four packets containing 12 Organic rice cakes valued at €35 from Dunnes Stores at Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas on December 6 last year.
He further pleaded guilty to trespassing in the service yard at the supermarket on the same date.
Garda David Sheffield told the court that he received a call at 5.05am to say that a man was trespassing at the rear of Dunnes Stores at Charlestown Shopping Centre.
After viewing CCTV footage of the incident, Gda Sheffield said he managed to get a description of the accused.
He later intercepted Bobo at McDonalds near the shopping centre and arrested him.
He said Bobo has two previous convictions for unlawful possession of drugs.
Ms Buckley said the 34-year-old, who is divorced, moved over to Ireland from Poland several years ago.
She said the father-of-two is working part-time as a mechanic.
"He had far too much to drink on the night," said Ms Buckley.
She explained that Bobo committed the offences as he was drunk and that it was "more out of foolery and acting the maggot".
She said the defendant is very apologetic for his behaviour on the night.
Judge David McHugh convicted and fined Bobo €100 for the offences.