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Hammer threat man sent to jail

A SOLIHULL man has been jailed for nine months after he threatened to kill a borough sandwich shop manager because he had to wait too long for his baguette.

A SOLIHULL man has been jailed for nine months after he threatened to kill a borough sandwich shop manager because he had to wait too long for his baguette.

Kamsan Chung waved a hammer at Mehmet Bolat at the French Connection Baguette House in Solihull High Street, in January last year, and accused him of being racist. Chung, 46, of Frankton Close, Solihull, admitted possessing an offensive weapon at Warwick Crown Court.

Robert Hodgkinson, prosecuting, said Chung complained of waiting too long after he ordered and paid for a baguette and a jacket potato.

He had his money returned but then Chung went back to the shop and threatened Mr Bolat with a hammer he had in his bag.

Mr Hodgkinson said Chung, holding the weapon in his hand, pushed and kicked a door and repeatedly shouted that he would kill Mr Bolat.

Chung was later arrested on a bus.

Mr Hodgkinson said that, after being bailed, Chung was given a conditional discharge for using racist language at Birmingham’s Star City casino.

Eugene Hickey, defending, said: “He believed he was being overlooked, but maybe that was a wrong impression because of people collecting telephoned orders and the type of food he had ordered.”

Mr Hickey said Chung had mental health issues. He added: “Ugly as it was, no-one was hurt. This seems to have been just a complete loss of temper.”

Jailing Chung, Recorder Andrew Lockhart QC told him: “It was Solihull High Street in the middle of the day.

“ You have a problem with racism and your perception of it. Your offending is linked to your anger around gambling.”

 

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