ANTONY Liggitt is frustrated and annoyed with the noise from a neighbour’s barking dog, a court heard yesterday.
The neighbour in fact has three dogs, but one in particular barks incessantly and Liggitt made his feelings known about it.
So the neighbour sought an apprehended violence order against Liggitt and it was granted at court on August 5.
Twenty days later, Liggitt went to his neighbour’s gates, threatened to kill his dogs and said: “Let’s punch on.”
The police were called and after being told he was under arrest, Liggitt went outside and began barking like a dog with a few howls thrown in at the end of each sequence.
Solicitor Andrea Macdonald said in Albury Local Court yesterday the impromptu display by Liggitt was to show them what he has to put up with. He gave another howl when in the dock at the police station.
Liggitt, 45, of Resolution Street, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of contravening an apprehended violence order and intimidating a police officer.
When police first approached Liggitt’s front door, he was belligerent and refused to open it.
He began to yell and hiss at the prospect of being arrested.
“You come through that door and I will punch you in the face,” he told officers.
They stepped back from the door and later arrested Liggitt when he went into his back yard for the barking and howling.
Several officers were needed to get Liggitt from the police vehicle to the custody area.
He began to violently kick one of the docks when put inside and howled like a dog.
Ms MacDonald said Liggitt’s behaviour with the police was a bit bizarre.
Magistrate Megan Greenwood said Liggitt’s dealings with police were a bit troubling and quite unacceptable.
She put Liggitt on eight-month bonds on each charge.