A man who smashed a carton of eggs across a Lidl worker’s face has escaped punishment.
Sean Carbo, 33, lashed out with shopping staple after being grabbed by the member of staff at Lidl on Greenwell Road, Aberdeen, on September 4.
The Swiss national, who is “prone to erratic behaviour”, previously admitted his guilt over the incident and a sheriff deferred sentence for six months for him to be of good behaviour.
And now, after managing to keep out of trouble during the deferral period, Carbo has been handed an admonition, meaning the conviction remains on his record but he does not face any additional punishment.
Fiscal depute Tom Procter previously told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “At 11.30am the accused was approached by workers at the locus in relation to his behaviour there.
“The complainer made attempts to stop the accused from leaving the store.
‘There was no injury – obviously other than to the eggs themselves’
“At this point, the complainer went to assist the other shop worker and was struck to the face by the carton of eggs.”
Police were contacted and attended immediately.
Officers attempted to apply handcuffs to Carbo, but he “thrashed his legs and arms in an attempt to break free and prevent the application of handcuffs”.
He was eventually cautioned and charged.
Carbo, of Balnagask Circle, Aberdeen, pled guilty to a charge of assault and of resisting, obstructing or hindering police.
He had also been accused of stealing food and of vandalism by placing a headset in his mouth, damaging it, but the crown accepted pleas of not guilty in relation to those charges.
Speaking at the earlier hearing, defence agent Mike Monro said: “Mr Carbo is prone to erratic behaviour.”
‘You can’t behave like this, okay?’
He said a psychiatric report had previously been carried out, but indicted no treatment was needed “despite the accused spray painting Aberdeen train station and a police car with various slogans”.
Mr Monro went on: “The accused was in Lidl, he was accosted by a member of staff.
“A member of staff grabbed hold of him and he tried to push past him. He had a carton of eggs and he just hit the member of staff with the carton of eggs across the face.
“There was no injury – obviously other than to the eggs themselves, getting smashed.”
The solicitor added: “He does not require psychiatric treatment, he’s just who he is – someone who behaves oddly and erratically.”
Sheriff Mark Stewart told Carbo: “You have to behave better. You can’t behave like this, okay?
“I’m going to defer sentence for six months for you to show me that you have learned and you have behaved for six months.”
Carbo was not personally present at the new hearing for sentencing, but Mr Monro said his client had been of good behaviour, which was confirmed by fiscal depute Kiril Bonavino.
Sheriff Janys Scott QC admonished him.
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