A CONVICT, on the run after absconding from court before a 32 week sentence could be imposed, has been jailed after BITING a security guard.
Chad Pulisciano had appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court last month for a number of offences including breach of a suspended sentence and driving while disqualified.
When the 20-year-old heard he was facing a 32-week jail term, he did a runner before he could be taken down and was sentenced in his absence.
But Pulisciano, of Weatherfield Road, Tyseley, was arrested on further charges after he assaulted Daniel Zimmerman and Nathan Oldacres, security staff at John Lewis in Solihull, during a theft that went “awry.”
Solihull Magistrates Court heard that on December 27, Pulisciano had attempted to steal three bottles of aftershave, worth £174.50, from the Touchwood store but was stopped when he tried to leave.
Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said: “Both the complainants were simply at their place of work, trying to carry out their daily duties.”
Mr Stoddart said that Pulisciano had head butted Mr Zimmerman and bitten his arm in his attempt to escape, while Mr Oldacres was also bitten in the struggle.
But Shabana Sharif, defending, said her client had simply “panicked.”
“He accepts taking the goods. They were all recovered. He doesn’t have a drug habit, he is not in debt, he lives at home with his parents.”
Pulisciano was sentenced to eight weeks in a youth offenders’ institute for the attempted theft and two charges of assault, to run consecutively with the 32 weeks in jail for his previous offences.
He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to Mr Zimmerman and £50 to Mr Oldacres.