A quick trip to a McDonald’s drive-through ended in a woman being abused and threatened by a North Albury man who claimed his mum’s car had been cut off.
“I opened the door and f … ing gave it to her,” Jason Paul Delaney told police, justifying his decision to get out of the car and confront the woman
“This is a bulls--t charge. I should of just smashed her and got a real charge out of it.”
Delaney’s actions terrified the victim’s daughter and so after getting her order, she parked in the Lavington restaurant’s car park and phoned police.
Delaney did not appear before magistrate Rodney Brender in Albury Local Court this week, his solicitor, Mark Cronin, explaining that his client had only just had surgery.
He previously pleaded guilty to a single charge of stalk or intimidation.
The incident unfolded on May 10 at 12.10pm as the victim and her daughter sat in their car in the drive-through.
The driveway was busy, with cars in both ordering lanes full, which meant the two lines of cars had to eventually merge into one.
While she was stopped, the victim noticed a yellow sedan move into view on her left.
“I don’t think they are going to let you in,” the woman’s daughter said.
The victim moved her car slightly forward.
As she did she saw an elderly woman driving the yellow car, with Delaney in the front passenger seat.
Delaney was yelling and gesturing at her then a few moments later, got out of the car and walked towards her vehicle.
He opened the front passenger door and began to abuse her, all the while pointing and making gestures, making the victim fear for their safety.
She pointed her mobile phone at Delaney, giving the impression she was recording a video, and warned him not to touch her daughter.
Delaney walked back to his car, yelling out: “I’ve got a f … ing camera too.”
He was arrested by police at his mother’s home on May 23.
Delaney will be sentenced on September 10.
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