A DRUNK who hurled racist abuse at security guards and threatened to petrol bomb a pub at Birmingham Airport thanked Solihull magistrates for jailing him for four weeks.
Gordon Whitehouse, of no fixed abode, gave the thumbs up when he heard the sentence after admitting two counts of racial aggravation on Thursday, May 31.
Finuala Sheridan, prosecuting, said the 53-year-old had been drinking all night with a friend in the Dragonfly Public House at Birmingham Airport, when security staff received a call at 8.40am the next morning.
When they arrived they found Whitehouse, ‘who appeared to be very drunk’ threatening to petrol bomb and ‘smash up’ the pub if he was not given a refund.
Police arrived and Whitehouse continued to shout abusive and racist comments until he appeared to lunge at one of the guards. He was then arrested and taken to Chelmsley Wood Police Station.
Ms Sheridan said that Whitehouse said he had no recollection of the incident but told police he was sorry for what he had done.
Ian McLachlan, defending, said prison might be the best place for his client, who had 54 previous convictions for 117 offences.
“He is an alcoholic of no fixed abode. There’s nowhere for him to go,” the solicitor admitted.