Teen allegedly 'armed with industrial size rolling pin'
A teenager allegedly forced his way into a house while armed with an industrial size rolling pin.
Luke Momoh (19) was looking for the homeowner's son, Blanchardstown District Court was told.
Mr Momoh, of Lefroy House, Eden Quay, Dublin 2, is charged with burglary and possession of a 2ft-long baton. The alleged incident took place at a property in Parlickstown Drive, Mulhuddart, on July 11.
The court heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had directed summary disposal of the charges in the district court, where the penalties upon conviction are less severe.
Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Garda Michael Parry Jones alleged that Mr Momoh armed himself with an industrial size rolling pin and forced his way into the Mulhuddart property.
Gda Jones said he told the homeowner that he was looking for his son.
The court heard that Mr Momoh was forced to the ground by the homeowner and a second son.
Gardai were called, and the accused was arrested and charged.
Gda Jones alleged that Mr Momoh made admissions to gardai that he was at the house to confront one of the homeowner's sons.
Defence solicitor Valerie Buckley said Mr Momoh was pleading not guilty and seeking a hearing date in relation to the charges.
The court had heard that Mr Momoh was not working and that Ms Buckley was previously assigned on free legal aid.
Judge McHugh said he would accept jurisdiction of the matter, meaning the case remains in the district court.
The case was adjourned to a date next April for hearing.