Man who jumped on cop car told to get some help
A MAGISTRATE has told a man to get some help after he was found jumping on top of a police car in the early hours of August 24.
Wayne Douglas Strong pleaded guilty in the Gayndah Magistrates Court to assaulting and obstructing a police officer, trespass and wilful damage of police property.
He also pleaded guilty to failure to leave a licensed premises, possession of a knife in a public place and breach of bail conditions, from separate incidents.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Kym Scott said that on August 24 at 2am Sergeant Daniel Clarke was woken up inside the Mundubbera Police residence by a loud banging noise.
"He could hear the defendant, who was then witnessed sitting on the police vehicle," Ms Scott said.
"The defendant then stood and started jumping on the bonnet.
Ms Scott said Strong had broken off the windscreen wiper.
She said Strong had relationship issues and wanted to talk to someone.
Magistrate Andrew Hackett said he took into account those issues.
"You're at a police station, on top of a police car... you've got to be in a bad way," Mr Hackett said.
"It was obvious you just wanted someone to talk to, but that's not the police, there are other services like Lifeline."
Strong was fined $900 and convictions were recorded.