URINATING in the police station because he was angry with police was no way Dut Dut should have behaved, according to magistrate Terry Lucas.
Dut, 24 was fined $1000 in Orange Local Court last Thursday with the accused’s solicitor Peter Ringbauer telling the court his client told him he was frustrated police weren’t listening to him.
Mr Ringbauer said his client told him someone had poured petrol on him before police were called and he was arrested.
He said Dut urinating in the police station - while unacceptable - was the result of his client venting his frustration over his dealings with police.
“My client believed he was being targeted by police,” Mr Ringbauer said.
Referring to the incident at the police station, which carried a charge of malicious damage, Mr Lucas said the accused’s behaviour was unacceptable.
“It was a dirty thing to do,” he said.
Mr Ringbauer said his client was unsuitable for community service as a penalty for the offence.
“While it is an unsavoury charge I ask for a monetary penalty to be imposed,” he said.
Mr Lucas told Dut whether or not he liked police was incidental to the charge.
“They are just doing their job and what you’ve done has put yourself at risk of going to jail,” Mr Lucas said.
Dut protested to Mr Lucas police weren’t listening to him on the day he was charged.
“I got petrol tipped on me. They [police] should see what is f...ing going on,” he said.
Mr Lucas told Dut he needed to talk to his solicitor if he felt he was being unfairly treated and he could give him appropriate advice.