Man who carried sword for own protection is fined €250
THIS is the man who produced a sword for his own protection after another individual threatened him with a hammer, a court heard.
Myles Connors (44) claimed he was was scared of the other individual, and he and his family have since moved out of Dublin for their own safety.
Judge Anthony Halpin convicted and fined Connors €250. The defendant, with an address at Nutgrove Crescent in Rathfarnham, admitted before Tallaght District Court to possession of a sword.
Garda Terry Brosnan said he was on mobile patrol around 1pm on July 16 last when he received a call about a man holding a small sword at Nutgrove Crescent.
Gda Brosnan said Connors came out of his home with the sword after another man threatened him with a hammer.
Gda Brosnan said that Connors did not make any threats to gardai, nor did they believe he was going to use it.
The court heard Connors has five previous convictions, but hasn't been in trouble since 2004.
Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy said Connors was "just scared" and he wasn't going to use it.