AN alcoholic who refused to leave a Solihull hairdressers because he was ‘drunk as a skunk,’ has been ordered to pay £265.
Christopher Dickerson, 50, of Kings Norton, downed around 20 cans of Stella during the evening of January 17, before entering Salon X.A. in Lyndon Road at 11.20am the following day, Solihull magistrates heard, claiming that he had an appointment.
Staff told him that wasn’t the case and asked him to leave but Dickerson soon returned and the police were called. The defendant spat at a sergeant and tried to push past, but later admitted he had little recollection of the incident.
Dickerson, who was released from a three year jail term for a separate offence in November, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly.
Charlie Royle, defending, said his client was cooperating with alcoholics help group Aquarius.
Dickerson was ordered to pay £215 plus £50 compensation.