Punching walls better than people

A MAN has been fined after punching holes in a rental home to calm himself down.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Christopher George Keegan, 25, his partner and a friend were evicted from their Brassall home in April.

When the owner inspected the home they discovered large holes in plaster walls, the blinds and dishwasher were broken, rubbish was strewn through the yard and there was human waste in a bedroom. Keegan admitted punching holes in the walls because “he had a bad temper”.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Adam McDonald said Keegan told police: “It was better to punch the walls than someone else.”

But he denied leaving the human waste – blaming another resident.

The damage caused by Keegan cost more than $1000 to fix.

Keegan pleaded guilty to wilful damage and was put on 18 months probation with a conviction recorded. He was ordered to pay to fix the damage. Defence lawyer Yassar Khan said his client had a mental health condition.



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