SAMUEL Trethowan wants to be a security guard.
But magistrate Tony Murray can see a problem — Trethowan is on bail on two charges of breaking, entering and stealing.
Trethowan, 19, failed in Albury Local Court yesterday to have his bail varied so he could attend a 17-day course from April 26.
He wanted the 6pm curfew changed so he didn’t risk getting home too late to breach his bail conditions.
A bemused Mr Murray said: “You want to apply for a job as a security officer and you have been charged with break, enter and steal”.
He asked Trethowan whether the people running the course would be happy to know he had convictions in Victoria along with his outstanding matters in NSW.
“Yes,” he replied.
Mr Murray further asked Trethowan whether he could make it to his Albury home by 6pm each day after completing the course, which runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Trethowan said having to get home by 6pm placed a lot of stress on his family because his mother relied on him to help care for his brothers.
He also said his mother was concerned he might lose her bail surety if he wasn’t home by 6pm.
Trethowan said he was getting sick of the curfew, which he met “for three or four months”.
Mr Murray rejected the application, saying it was “nonsense to think a person of your record could be a security officer”.