A POLICE officer feared that he was going to be bitten after arresting a man who refused to leave Grantham Market Place.
Christopher Pettit, 30, of Dudley Road, Grantham, bared his teeth at the officer at the end of a night out to celebrate his partner’s birthday on February 19.
Pettit admitted being drunk and disorderly and obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. He had downed several drinks and numerous potent shots.
Defending Rory Macmillan said: “He was joking about in front of the police van and the police were laughing, it was all good natured.”
Pettit then went to go into Ra Ra but the bouncers refused him entry. He was asked by officers to leave the area, which he did only to return a short time later.
Prosecuting Jill Derby said: “He refused to leave the area and was arrested. He then became abusive, at one point baring his teeth . The officer thought he was going to be bitten by him.”
Pettit was pushed to the floor and handcuffed by the officers. He then refused to get in the police van. After a while he calmed down and the officers offered to de-arrest him and take him home but he lost sight of his girlfriend and started to swear at them.
Magistrate Graham Harman, who fined Pettit £75, said: “It is this sort of behaviour in the town centre that puts off law abiding people from coming into the town centre. I hope you’ve learned your lesson.”
Pettit was told to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.