Drunk tradie who smashed a McDonald’s register and abused staff after being asked to check in using a QR code is ordered to undergo anger management
- Drunken man had a problem with alcohol and told the court he was deeply sorry
- Carpenter, 25, pleads guilty over intoxicated McDonald’s QR code tantrum
- Sentenced to counselling for alcohol abuse and anger management
- Also copped a $2750 fine and 150 hours of community service
A drunk who lost his temper and smashed a McDonald’s register after staff asked him to scan a QR code has been sentenced to anger management counselling.
Carpenter Jake Sinderberry, 25, from Blacktown in Sydney’s western suburbs, went berserk at the Kellyville McDonald’s just before 8pm on January 9.
CCTV footage captured his embarrassing outburst as he sent the register flying off the counter, causing $280 worth of damage.
Carpenter Jake Sinderberry, 25, faced Blacktown Local Court on Monday charged over the McDonald’s covid-rage tantrum that smashed a register off a bench causing $280 damage
He faced Blacktown Local Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to destroying or damaging property, using offensive language in or near a public place and not complying with the coronavirus public health order.
Sinderberry’s troubles began when he told a female manager to ‘f**k off’ after she asked him to check in using a QR code as part of the New South Wales coronavirus regulations to help with contact tracing.
The manager then refused to serve him for his foul language, so he pleaded that he was only joking.
But after he was again told he would not be served, the drunken man threw a tantrum.
According to police facts tendered to Blacktown Local Court, Sinderberry was intoxicated at the time, having been kicked out of one pub and refused entry to another less than an hour before the incident.
Sinderberry told police he had begun drinking at the Marayong Hotel about 1pm that day and by 7.15pm he and his friends were so drunk they were kicked out of the Fiddler Hotel.
Sinderberry, calm, seconds before he suddenly went berserk at Kellyville Ridge McDonald’s
CCTV captured the moment he sent the order register and displays flying off the counter just before 8pm, causing $280 damage and scaring the other customers with his tantrum
The Ettamogah Hotel at Kellyville Ridge, across the road from the fast food restaurant, then refused them entry.
Sinderberry said he had consumed between 12 and 14 alcoholic drinks by the time he walked into the McDonald’s.
Ashamed of his actions and describing his incident as out of character, Sinderberry presented a letter of apology to the court, News.com reported.
‘I’m sorry, I acknowledge I have an anger problem once I drink,’ he said in the letter.
Sinderberry (pictured) told the court he was sorry and acknowledged he had a problem with anger when he drinks. He was sentenced to counselling for alcohol and anger management
‘I’ve taken steps over the years … I’ve intimidated and scared people and for that I’m truly sorry, I wish I could take that back.’
Magistrate Cate Follent described him as clearly having an issue with alcohol after court documents revealed he had previously been charged with high-range drink driving offences and property damage.
She sentenced Sinderberry to undergo counselling for alcohol abuse and anger management, and 150 hours of community service.
He was also given a $2750 fine and a two-year community corrections order.