'Bonnet bouncer' from Wrexham spared jail

Published date: 14 January 2014 |
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A 29-YEAR-OLD woman has narrowly avoided jail after ‘bouncing up and down’ on a car bonnet, smashing its windscreen, and throwing a bottle at the vehicle’s owner.

Kathleen Marie Price, of Cefndre, Wrexham, demanded a lift off Sean Brown in his Peugeot 206 to take her home, and when he refused a period of ‘harassment’ took hold as she climbed onto his car causing significant damage before narrowly missing him with a bottle she threw.

She was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, at a hearing at Wrexham Magistrates Court following a trial where she was found guilty of three charges of criminal damage, possession of drugs and threatening behaviour with the intent to cause fear.

She was also ordered to pay Mr Brown £250 compensation and handed a £80 victim surcharge.

The incident took place on the evening of September 22, 2013, when Mr Brown and his friends had parked their vehicles in Tesco car park, Crescent Road, Wrexham.

Price came over to them and asked for a lift to Cefndre which was refused by Mr Brown.

Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said she then became aggressive towards Mr Brown and got into the back of one of the cars before getting onto the bonnet of his car and “bouncing up and down” before proceeding to climb on top of the windscreen.

At this point he asked Price to get off, claiming she was causing the car to dent to which she replied by swearing at him and shouting: “I’m not that fat, and I’m not getting off until you take me home.”

Mr Brown then heard a “loud crack” on his windscreen and Price then kicked a wing mirror off his car.

She then threw a bottle in Mr Brown’s direction which he described as “whizzing past” his head.

Mr Brown then got back in his car and drove straight to Wrexham police station to report the incident while his friend followed Price, who was arrested in Burger King.

Euros Jones, defending, confirmed a small bag containing amphetamine had been found on Price.

He also confirmed she was in breach of a conditional discharge on the date of the offence, handed to her for a theft charge in August.

She was also given a one-week prison sentence for the breach of a conditional discharge which was suspended and will run concurrently with the other sentences.

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