A North Albury man’s frightening behaviour in berating and threatening a mum in a McDonald’s drive-through is rooted in anger management problems, a court has heard.
Defence solicitor Mark Cronin told magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim his client also had a history of domestic violence, partly stemming from cannabis use.
“He does have quite a significant record,” Mr Cronin said of the heavily tattooed Jason Paul Delaney.
Delaney, 44, appeared in Albury Local Court on Monday for sentence for stalk and intimidation. But he will now have to wait until October 22 to learn of his fate, after Mr Abdul-Karim ordered preparation of a pre-sentence report.
The incident happened on May 10 at 12.10pm. It unfolded after Delaney became incensed when he reckoned his own mother’s car had been cut of by the victim.
Delaney, who pleaded guilty, defended his abuse when interviewed by police.
“I opened the door and f … ing gave it to her,” he said, dismissing the “bulls --t” charge and saying he “should of just smashed her and got a real charge out of it”.
The court heard how the drive-through was so busy that both lanes were full. They eventually had to merge, which was when the victim saw a car on her left begin to move.
The woman’s daughter told her she didn’t believe the car would let her in, so she moved her own car forward. The victim saw Delaney, in the front passenger seat, yell and gesture before getting out of the car. He walked towards her, opened the passenger door of the woman’s car and began unleashing abuse.
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