A man has been given a custodial sentence in Orange Local Court for slashing a rival's tyres in a public car park.
Daniel John Ryan, 41, of Moad Street, got into an argument with another man in the Woolworths car park at 12.50pm on August 21, 2019.
According to police, after the heated exchange, the victim got into his car where the victim's girlfriend was waiting for him.
The tyres deflated and the victim contacted police who arrested Ryan nearby in Sale Street.
Solicitor Clive Hill said Ryan has been an intravenous drug user since he was 16 years old.
"This dispute arises from money owed between drug associates," Mr Hill said.
"He was incensed by the refusal to pay."
He said it was an offence against the public who have a "right to shop without seeing this and a knife being pulled out and tyres slashed".
Magistrate David Day said Ryan should already know his stance on knife offences having been sentenced by him before, and Ryan deserved a custodial sentence.
Mr Day gave Ryan three-months of community-based custody by way of an intensive correction order for slashing the tyres.
He also gave Ryan a seven-month ICO with electronic monitoring, rehabilitation and an order to abstain from drugs for using the knife to intimidate the victim.
Ryan has since been charged with new property damage offences for which he was refused bail on Monday.
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