Recently, three builder’s have been threatened with an axe after asking two gentlemen to put out their bonfire. The smoke had become so thick from the fire, that the builder’s could no longer work. Therefore, they requested for the fire to be put out.
Instead of the calm response they were expecting though, the builder’s instead got a rally of abuse and threats. This soon also turned to physical abuse too as one of the gentlemen, Lee Moorman, tried to jump the fence and “smash the builder’s face in.”
He didn’t end it there though. He then proceeded to get into his car and drive round to the site that the builder’s were working on. There, he threatened to attack them again. This time he claimed that he would find out where they lived and “do them some harm.”
After threatening to also pull down the building the builder’s were working on, the gentleman then also went to a lorry and grabbed some tools. One of the builder’s described: “he took the axe out of the bucket, put the axe up threatening to hit my dad, making motions with it and pretended to throw the axe.”
All of the builder’s claimed they were scared for their own safety and eventually, Moorman had to be dragged off the site by his own brother. Another of the builder’s stated: “I’ve been a builder for around 30 years and during that time I’ve never come across anything like that.”
Moorman was eventually convicted though and given a 12 week prison sentence for his threatening violence. He was then also given a further 2 week sentence for the failure to attend court. This overall 14 week sentence was suspended for 12 months though. However, Moorman also had to pay £150 in costs and a £115 surcharge.
So what do you think? Have you ever experienced anything crazy like this? Let us know in the comments below.