Man tore garda's stab vest after calling him a 'dirty rotten scumbag'
A MAN tore a garda's stab vest in two after calling him a "dirty rotten scumbag" when he was arrested on a Dublin street.
Glen O'Connor (24) became violent after he was seen in a row with other men and damaged the garda's clothing as he tried to put him in a cell.
Judge Patricia Mc- Namara adjourned the case for a pre-sentence probation report at Dublin District Court.
O'Connor, of Cherry- orchard Avenue, Ballyfermot, admittedcausing criminal damage to the officer's stab vest and fleece top at Ballyfermot Garda Station last January 31.
He also admitted violent behaviour in the station and public drunkenness and breach of the peace at Cherryorchard Drive.
Gda Andrew Turley told the court he saw the accused in an altercation with two other men.
When asked to stop, O'Connor clenched his fists, tried to strike the garda and called him a "dirty rotten scumbag".
He continued to act in a threatening manner in the station. When taken to the cells, he grabbed Gda Turley, tearing apart his stab vest.
The accused had had a problem with drugs but was now clean. Judge McNamara said she wanted him to be assessed for community service.