Little Horton man thrown out of Bradford bowling alley returned with gun and knife (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Little Horton man thrown out of Bradford bowling alley returned with gun and knife
A drunken man thrown out of a Bradford bowling alley armed himself with an imitation gun and a knife and returned to intimidate the staff, a court heard.
Marcin Jabczyk was arrested in The Queen pub in the city centre with a lock knife and a ball bearing gun that he told police he had bought “just for fun”.
Jabczyk, 20, of Grantham Terrace, Little Horton, Bradford, was spared immediate custody for what the judge called “a piece of drunken stupidity”.
He was sent to Bradford Crown Court by magistrates after pleading guilty to possession of the knife and gun on January 26 this year.
The court heard yesterday that Jabczyk was asked to leave the Hollywood Bowl at Bradford Leisure Exchange, Vicker Lane, after being seen drinking from a can of lager he had brought in himself.
He returned and bought a pint of Stella Artois, putting the open lock knife on the bar.
Staff saw the gun sticking out of his trousers.
He tried to play pool but was too intoxicated and was again escorted out.
The police were called and Jabczyk was apprehended.
His solicitor Lisa Julian said he did not brandish the weapons or threaten anyone with them.
He had a full-time job and no previous convictions.
Judge Peter Benson sentenced Jabczyk to six months’ detention in a young offender institution, suspended for two years.
He was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £425 court costs.
Judge Benson said he had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.
He bought the weapons to intimidate the staff after being asked to leave the leisure centr