Dad smashes up house and garden with baseball bat
A 47-year-old father who smashed up a fence and house with a baseball bat has been lucky to escape jail.
Scott Damian Forrester pleaded guilty to wilful damage in Redcliffe Magistrates Court today.
The court head Forrester, of Redcliffe, attended a home at Woody Point at about 5.30pm on March 17 and picked up a baseball bat out of the yard.
He then struck the fence a number of times and was heard by a witness yelling "I told you not to call the f***ing cops".
Forrester also damaged the plasterboard on the front of the house.
Police found him a short time later in a car parked at Scarborough.
As he was being arrested Forrester told police he had done it as the victim owed him money.
Magistrate Mark Bucknall said Forrester had a concerning pattern for violent behaviour in his four-page history.
The court head Forrester had sentenced in the District Court in April 2011 for grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm and a wilful damage charge.
Magistrate Bucknall said it was "outrageous behaviour".
He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment but was granted immediate parole.
QUEENSLAND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
Originally published as 'Told you not to call the f***ing cops': Dad's baseball bat attack