A man attacked a cleaner who interrupted him in the middle of an sexual act with a lady inside a disabled restroom.
Billy Dean Fallon, an ex-army aircraft mechanic, was having a private moment with a woman when the cleaner knocked on the toilet door. As a result, he rushed out of the cubicle and attacks the cleaner.
On Monday, November 7, before Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland, Australia, he admitted assault causing bodily harm and was ordered to pay the victim $1,500.
The incident happened at Nightjar nightclub in Burleigh Heads in January this year.
CCTV that was shown in court captures the 28-year-old clubgoer rushing out of the disabled restroom cubicle without a shirt on and launching a barrage of blows at the cleaner who had been knocking on the door for about three minutes.
A lady walked out from the cubicle holding two drinks as she watched the man beat up the cleaner at the other side of the restroom.
Before the event was reported to the police, Fallon was pulled away by a security guard who entered the room with other witnesses.
In arguing the case, attorney Angus Edwards claimed Fallon was in the cubicle having sex with his partner.
“They were in the middle of having sex when someone started knocking on the door.
“He acted impulsively, he acted protectively and he thought he was protecting himself and his partner.”
Magistrate Michelle Dooley said the attack on the cleaner was unfair because he was doing his job.
“This individual was engaged in his normal employment, was clearly unaffected by alcohol and just going about his normal duties as part of his job.”
Fallon was sentenced to 12 months in jail but was given immediate parole. He was ordered to pay the cleaner $1500 in compensation.
Even though Fallon received a 12-month prison term, he was given immediate parole. He was also ordered to pay $1500 in damages to the cleaner.