December 7 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A dwarf actor became aggressive to police after he was “picked up” over a bouncer’s shoulder and ejected from a Great Yarmouth nightclub, a court heard.
Darius Ashard had been smoking cannabis in Caesar’s Bar, in Marine Parade, when he was asked to leave, said Fergus Harold, prosecuting.
The 22-year-old, who appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on his birthday on Monday, then hurled abuse at police who arrived on the scene on the night of Friday, August 23.
Ashard, who last year played Snoozy in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring Priscilla Presley, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour.
Mr Harold told the court that Ashard, of South Market Road, swore at a police officer and threatened to make a complaint to his sergeant.
The officer responded that he was a sergeant himself.
“He [Ashard] on many times calls them the C-word,” added Mr Harold. “I would go along on similar lines but it gets quite repetitive.”
Ashard told the officer he would get “nothing for this” and that the officer would always be an expletive “who can’t keep his missus happy”, the prosecution added.
Ashard, representing himself, admitted: “That does sound pretty bad and the language used was inappropriate.”
But he denied smoking cannabis, and said he had acted out as he believed he had been unfairly treated by bouncers.
“I was ejected but it was under the suspicion of smoking cannabis and I wasn’t,” he told the court. “Security manhandled me, picked me up over his shoulder and threw me down.
“I didn’t feel that I got fairly treated.
“I said I would like to make a complaint about the door staff but the sergeant said there was nothing I could do about that.”
He was fined £40 and slapped with £45 costs for the incident.
The money will be deducted from his Jobseekers’ Allowance benefit.