Tuesday, September 3, 2013
An Exmouth man angered by his guests’ refusal to join him for a drink threatened them with knives, Exeter Crown Court heard. Andrzek Ozimek was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years, and received a curfew.
A would-be party host from Exmouth armed himself two knives and threatened his potential guests after they refused to join him for an early morning drinking session.
Car wash worker Andrzek Ozimek was so angry when a group of fellow clubbers turned down his hospitality that he went back to his flat in Rolle Street and returned with the kitchen knives.
Ozimek, aged 25, tried to lure a group of men and women to his digs with a bottle of wine and became angry when they rebuffed him, Exeter Crown Court was told.
Ozimek admitted having a bladed article in a public place and was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years, curfewed for four months, and ordered to pay £450 costs.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, told him: “You brandished two knives at some people who did not appreciate your offer of a bottle of wine.
“I take into account you admitted the offence from the outset and told the police you regretted your actions and would not be doing anything like it again in the future.
“You were drunk and threatening people with knives and that is a serious matter but a suspended sentence will ensure you do not do it again.”
Miss Janice Eagles, prosecuting, said the incident happened in the early hours of July 4 after club closing time when Ozimek asked a group of people back to his flat.
She said: “He had the bottle and approached a group of men and women. One of the others told him to move away and he became hostile. There was some wrestling and he went back to his flat and returned with two large knives.”