Conditional discharge for man who threatened to kill bouncer
A MAN who was out celebrating his dying dad's birthday threatened to kill a bouncer.
Edward Reilly's loutish behaviour landed him in court.
At Plymouth Magistrates Court yesterday, Reilly pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Magistrates heard how Reilly left a casino on Union Street and became aggressive shouting phrases like: "I'm going to smash his face in," referring to a doorman.
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When officers tried to calm him down, Reilly, 32, told them: "If you don't arrest me I'll kill a doorman and I don't care which one."
Defence barrister Owen Lawton explained that Reilly's father had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and the family had gone out to celebrate his birthday.
Mr Lawton added: "Within 18 hours Mr Reilly Senior had died."
In an emotional speech to the magistrates Reilly said: "My dad was a drunk, the only thing he loved in the world was alcohol.
"The only time I spent with him was in the pub and that was the last time I was going to spend time with him.
"He went back into hospital the next day and I was too drunk to go and see him, I carried on drinking.
"I haven't drunk since. I don't normally drink."
Reilly, of Yeo Park, Yealmpton, was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £45 costs.