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Mooing on the phone to mother-in-law makes for a serial pest

AFTER losing part of his business and then his marriage Rodney Noel Holland's life began to fall apart.

He started to take it out on his former mother-in-law ringing her more than 50 times making mooing and clicking noises or putting on accents and asking for prostitutes.

Holland, 48, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to using a carriage service to menace, driving unlicensed, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an unlicensed vehicle, illegally possessing fireworks, illegally possessing ammunition, and possessing dangerous drugs and utensils.

The court heard Holland, a fitter and turner, was formerly a partner in a Carole Park engineering company. However, after a dispute in 2006 he lost his business and in 2011 his marriage.

Defence lawyer Clark Bushnell told the court Holland started suffering depression and began to take it out on his mother-in-law who he partly blamed.

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Between September 26, 2011 and December 13, 2011 he rang her 53 times from a mobile registered to him and one registered to a fake name according to Telstra tracing.

In June last year police raided a house where Holland was staying in a caravan. He was searched and police found a number of bags of amphetamines on him.

He told the police he was working as a cleaner at the house and had picked up the bags to give back to the owner.

Mr Bushnell said Holland's behaviour was that of a "serial pest" and had only come about after his life broke down.

The court heard Holland hadn't been before a court since 1984.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess said Holland's behaviour was not indicative of a man who had previously run a successful business and stayed out of courts for nearly 30 years.

He was fined $1000 for the offences.

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