A DRUNKEN man could not remember attacking the car of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him.
Thomas Ian Roberts, 31, was so drunk he could hardly get up off the pavement.
A passing motorist saw his plight, stopped her vehicle and went to help.
But Roberts became agitated and ended up smashing one of her car windows.
Roberts – who said he could remember nothing until he woke up in a police cell the following day – admitted damaging a rear window of a car on Sunday afternoon.
He appeared from custody at Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold yesterday and was bailed pending sentence.
Roberts was said to be mortified by what had happened.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said the complainant, Stephanie Hughes, was driving through Ruabon and saw that Roberts was having difficulty getting to his feet.
She was concerned for his welfare as she drove past, turned around in her vehicle and parked up.
He was staggering, banging on cars then fell and banged his head.
She was able to help him to his feet.
But he then became agitated, she felt uncomfortable, and he tried the driver’s door of her car.
Roberts’ ex-partner turned up but that made him more angry and she drove off when he swore at her.
It was then that he lashed out at Mrs Hughes’ car and smashed the rear driver’s side window.
She told him to go away and he staggered down St Mary’s Close where he was later arrested with cuts to his hand.
Roberts, of North Avenue, Ruabon, was arrested and interviewed the following day.
He said he had been for lunch and a couple of pints with family, returned home and drank a bottle of vodka, and could then remember nothing about what had happened.
Gary Harvey, defending, said his client was mortified.
He was disgusted and ashamed at what he had done.
Roberts did not drink often but when he did he drank to excess.
He lived with his partner and six children, was a roofing contractor, but seemed to have problems with alcohol.
District Judge Andrew Shaw said that it was a despicable crime – he had smashed the window of someone who was simply trying to help him.
He was bailed pending sentence at Wrexham on Friday.