ANGRY MAN: Amos Ochan Oyat leaves the Ipswich Courthouse after being charged with commit public nuisance and possess utensil charges.
ANGRY MAN: Amos Ochan Oyat leaves the Ipswich Courthouse after being charged with commit public nuisance and possess utensil charges. Contributed

Father of two told to 'grow up' after Miss India rant

AN UPSET customer launched into an abusive tirade against staff at an Indian restaurant, after he believed he'd been double- charged.

Bellbird Park father-of-two Amos Ochan Oyat had been drinking when he decided to get dinner at the Miss India restaurant in Goodna.

When Oyat thought the staff had tried to make him pay twice for his meal, he began swearing loudly at people inside the venue and banging on the front window.

After police were called to the restaurant, Oyat continued to swear loudly at the officers as they tried to speak with him.

When he failed to calm down, the 26-year-old was arrested and taken to the watchhouse.

Oyat was searched and police found a pipe, which had been used to smoke the drug ice, in the pocket of his shorts.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Oyat pleaded guilty to committing a public nuisance and possessing a drug utensil.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Brad Dick said the offences took place on September 12 from about 8.40pm.

Defence lawyer Cameron Hodges said Oyat had lost control of his anger but had since taken steps to address his issues.

He said his client was employed as a removalist and had two young children who he supported.

Mr Hodges said although Oyat had an "extensive" seven-page criminal history, he had not come before the court for any new offences in the past year.

Magistrate Deborah Vasta noted Oyat had previous convictions for public nuisance, assault and wilful damage charges.

She told Oyat that his behaviour at Miss India would have been scary for staff and other customers at the restaurant.

"You seem to be a person who gets angry and takes it out on everyone else," she said.

"You've got no right to treat people that way. It's time to grow up - learn to resolve your matters calmly."

Oyat was convicted and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.



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