‘Cheeky dog c--t’: Roma shoppers subject to horrifying abuse
Roma shoppers were horrified when Nathan Cyril James Couchy began aggressively yelling “cheeky dog c--t” and “f--king slut dog c--t” before attempting to fight someone waiting in line of the Woolworths self checkout.
The terrifying incident took place at Westlands Shopping Plaza just a month after CCTV footage captured Couchy punching and kicking someone into a shop window during another outburst.
Roma Magistrate Peter Saggers warned Couchy on December 16 in the Roma Magistrates Court that he must put a stop to telling people “let’s go outside” when they say something offensive to him before someone gets seriously hurt and the punishment becomes more severe.
The defendant’s solicitor, Laurie Parker agreed with the magistrate and jokingly said that he would be serving a life sentence if he reacted to every comment he had received in his time.
“I’ve advised him (Couchy) that he’s attending court more than he should and I’ve told him to just walk away,” Mr Parker said.
“I’d be in big trouble if that happened.”
The court heard at 12.10pm on October 8, CCTV footage showed the defendant punch and kick his victim into a shop window.
“When police spoke to him, he said the person was doing something he shouldn’t be doing,” Police prosector sergeant David Longhurst said.
Then in the early hours of Friday, November 27 2020, while waiting to use a self checkout at Woolworths, he yelled “cheeky dog c--t”, “f--king slut dog c--t” and said “you, me, outside”.
The prosecutor told the magistrate that it was concerning the defendant continued to engage in physical violence.
“The community doesn’t tolerate this type of behaviour,” sergeant Longhurst said.
Magistrate Saggers, shocked that one of the incidents occurred at 8.10am, told Couchy he must stopping telling people “lets go outside” anytime someone says something.
“Not to mention, the consequences of punching on can be bad … someone falls over and hits their head, suddenly in a lot of hurt … this sort of behaviour has to stop,” he said.
Couchy pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance, affray and not returning a suspended blue card.
Sergeant Longhurst said the defendant was given a blue card before his eligibility was reassessed and he failed to return it.
He was fined $850 for the three offences and the conviction was not recorded.