Threatening call lands man in court

A MAN threatened to "put a bullet in your head" to a business operator who was phoning him to ask for payment for a service they had done.

James Anthony Lepou, 40, unleashed two "disgusting" insult-laden phone calls to the floor sander when she called asking for money for a job they had done for him.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Lepou's comments "horrified" the woman, who said she had "never heard such disgusting" insults and language in her life.

The woman went to Marburg Police who questioned Lepou.

He said he was "at his wits end from excessive phone calls" but denied threatening to put the bullet in the victim's head.

Yesterday Lepou pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to menace.

A defence lawyer said Lepou was upset at his sister's poor health at the time and was very remorseful. The court heard Lepou had an excellent work his and no criminal history.

He was fined $750.



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