Viagra, threats to girlfriend, lands serial offender in jail after pizza shop rant

A DOMESTIC dispute at Mildura’s Domino’s Pizza escalated into $2000 worth of damage to an innocent bystander’s vehicle.

The Mildura Magistrates’ Court was told about 7.45pm on May 29, the 42-year-old accused and his partner became involved in a verbal argument at the takeaway shop on Fifteenth Street before it spilled out into the car park.

After leaving the store, the accused raised his fist at the woman and continued to verbally abuse her, before punching and kicking a nearby vehicle, causing an estimated $2000 worth of damage.

The pair drove home and after fleeing to a neighbouring house, the victim reported the incident to police.

However, after being spoken to and taken from the house by police, the accused later returned and caused extensive damage to the outside of the home while trying to collect his belongings.

Police again arrived at the couple’s home and during a search of the man, found three Viagra pills in the man’s pants.

His defence counsel last week told the local court “you don’t end up with 22 pages of criminal history by accident” and said the accused had struggled with drug addiction.

He said the Vietnamese farm worker moved to Mildura 10 years ago and his most serious offending, which resulted in jail time, had occurred before that while he was living in Melbourne. 

After spending six days in custody, the man was released and placed on a 10-month community corrections order with 75 hours of supervised, unpaid work and must seek treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and take part in offender behaviour programs.

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