A REVELLER was arrested in Solihull for being drunk and disorderly after ‘intimating’ to police he had a gun, a court heard.
Paul Harris, of Henbury Road, Acocks Green, denied leading officers to believe he had a weapon but pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday that Harris was arrested after he became verbally aggressive when he was approached by police on Station Road.
On June 22, police had reports of a man harassing women and behaving in a disorderly way while he was drunk, the court heard.
They could smell alcohol on the defendant’s breath, he was unsteady on his feet and he was said to be swearing and shouting in the street.
Police said Harris shouted ‘send me to prison,’ as he was arrested.
The 27-year-old, who was not represented in court, denied harassing any women or being verbally aggressive. He told magistrates he was approached by police as he left a nearby fish and chip shop.
“I admit I was drunk,” he told the bench. “I had been drinking all day in Birmingham. I just told the police to let me go because I was going to miss my last bus.
“I did not say I had a gun and I was not harassing anyone.”
Unemployed Harris was fined £35, told to pay £15 victim surcharge and £10 costs.