Man smashed window because he was thirsty
A MAN told police he thought he smashed a window because he was thirsty and hoped to find a drink inside.
James Guard, from Llewellyn Street, Sketty, admitted causing criminal damage to Julian's food store in Swansea Road, Garngoch, on August 18.
Guard said he had been drinking and did not know why he threw a brick through the window, but remembered being thirsty before the incident.
City magistrates were told Guard, 29, suffered from severe depression and found it hard to complete day-to-day tasks and rarely left the house.
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His solicitor Laura Sherwood told the court the outing in August was only his second in six months.
Guard admitted criminal damage which caused £165 of damage, and failing to attend court on September 5.
He was given a conditional discharge for six months and told to pay £205 compensation to the shop and £30 costs.