A cafe owner has thanked those who helped stop a man on a drunken rampage in Wodonga's High Street, which saw members of the public attacked and items smashed in multiple businesses.
Owen Allen had drunk 12 cans of Woodstock bourbon and cola in a park on Tuesday morning before launching into a rage.
As he headed down the city's main street, he first targeted Stone Real Estate.
The 34-year-old went inside and started screaming before being told to leave.
He threw a grog can, which missed staff but hit a window.
He proceeded towards the Take Time Cafe and knocked over a new gas heater before pushing food and crockery onto the ground.
He was confronted by those inside but continued to smash items inside the eatery, knocking over anything he could reach.
Allen swung at owner Ian McDonald and kicked him in the knee.
He pushed a female staff member into a bench and took more swings, which missed.
Allen grabbed items from the shelves and pushed them to the ground before putting his fist through a thick glass cabinet used to store food.
A staff member from the nearby Freechoice Tobacconist was punched to the left ear before members of the public tackled Allen to the ground, leading to his arrest.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court on Wednesday heard he was heavily drug and alcohol affected, and could not be interviewed by police.
"Obviously alcohol has played a big part in this," lawyer Joe Battiato said.
"He's drunk the whole 12 cans."
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Allen earlier bought the drinks at the Birallee bottleshop, which was the scene of bizarre offending on December 11 last year where he claimed to be "Jesus of Nazareth" and "Lucifer".
The 34-year-old stole food from McDonald's before asking a person in the car park to call police and stealing cigarettes and spiced rum worth $98 from the grog shop.
He told police he was both Jesus and the devil when arrested at a nearby bus stop, and took off his shirt and thongs.
Mr Battiato said the Ritter Road resident doesn't have a formal diagnosis of a brain injury, but he suspects there may be underlying issues.
Magistrate Ian Watkins said Tuesday's offending was concerning.
"There are some alarm bells ringing," he said.
Mr Watkins said employees "don't need people like that coming into their cafe".
The matter was adjourned to July 7 for psychiatric and psychological reports to be obtained.
Allen, who on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a string of charges, will remain in custody.
Mr McDonald told The Border Mail he was grateful for the public help at his cafe and outside the venue.
"Two guys tackled him," he said.
"I'd like to thank them especially.
"I was just worried about my staff, I was just trying to protect the girls."
Allen, who appeared in court with a thick black beard and appeared to smile to himself, was described as "like a raging bull" during the ordeal.