Smash and slash for teen

AN TEENAGER, who kicked the front window of Hollywood’s Pizza Bar Cafe at Benalla, fell through the broken glass and “cut himself to shreds”, police said.

Benalla crime investigation unit’s Sgt Shannon Murphy said the man had smashed the restaurant window in Bridge Street at 3.30am yesterday.

“He then fell inside, cutting himself severely on the broken glass,” Sgt Murphy said.

His screams of pain were heard by a cleaner at a business nearby and he called an ambulance.

Sgt Murphy said the man was taken to Benalla hospital with severe but not life-threatening injuries to his legs.

“He’s cut himself to shreds,” he said.

Sgt Murphy said he would be interviewed about criminal damage when released.

He said people need to think before they act.

“This incident is a reminder for people to accept responsibility when consuming alcohol and to respect other people’s property,” he said.

Sgt Murphy said the business had a $5000 repair bill.