May 02, 2023
Crime spree saw man call cheese and wine bar manager a Nazi
A MAN went on foul-mouthed tirade in a cheese and wine bar before smashing a
A MAN went on foul-mouthed tirade in a cheese and wine bar before smashing a wooden blackboard in front of customers and staff.
Matthew Robert Nisbet, aged 31, called the manager of Renoufs in Canford Cliffs a "Nazi" and a "rat" during the incident which saw customers barricade the door to stop him getting back in.
In another crime, he threw jars of coffee and bottles of wine after being challenged by staff the Lilliput Co-op. The incident left a shopworker "in fear for her life".
Nisbet, 31 and of no fixed abode, appeared before Poole Magistrates’ Court on November 1 in relation to a five-week spate of offending.
Prosecuting, Ben Worthington said the first matter chronologically involved the defendant assaulting his grandfather before stealing his mobile phone on August 26.
The court heard Nisbet's grandfather had been contact by the defendant. Nisbet was asking for money to fix a problem with his car.
Having seen his messages ignored, the defendant went to his relative's home in Poole and shouted at him.
Nisbet grabbed his grandfather and stole his iPhone from his trouser pocket before leaving the scene.
On September 1, Nisbet forced the lock on a garage at a property in Chaddesley Wood Road and took two tents.
Neighbours saw what he had done and contacted the property's owners, who came back.
Later that day Nisbet came back to the address and he was challenged by one of the residents. He hurled abuse at his victim and made threats to them.
Two weeks later, the defendant was verbally abusive to a man in Westbourne. Nisbet told the man to "get the **** out of here" to which the victim replied "you forgot to say please".
A short time later when the man left a nearby convenience store, Nisbet was waiting for him and he assaulted him.
Nisbet stole alcohol from the Co-op in Sandbanks Road on September 27 and September 28.
He returned to the store on the evening of September 28 when he was challenged by a member of staff. The defendant made threats to the shopworker.
Mr Worthington said the concerned member of staff put a trolley between her and Nisbet.
When she said she would call police he responded by picking up jars of coffee and bottles of wine and throwing them at her. The shopworker took refuge behind the tills.
In a statement, she said the incident left her "in fear for her life" and "traumatised" by what happened.
On September 30, Nisbet was at Renoufs in Haven Road, Poole, having food and drink when he became "agitated".
It was suggested to him by the manager that he might want to calm down or he would be asked to leave.
"He started making threats, calling him (the manager) a Nazi and a rat and offering him out for a fight," Mr Worthington said.
Nisbet proceed to get up on a counter before picking up a wooden blackboard and slamming it onto the bar, throwing part of it at the manager.
He was prevented from picking up further items and he left the premises.
The court heard customers blocked him from getting back in and he punched the glass door while continuing to make threats to the manager before making off.
Nisbet pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, six counts of assault, three counts of theft, two counts of criminal damage, one count of causing fear or provocation of violence, two counts of intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress and one count of making off without payment.
The hearing took place at Poole Magistrates' Court
The defendant, who represented himself, said: "It's been quite a disruptive month. I had a problem with alcohol at the time.
"Since being in prison I am feeling a lot more confident I can address my alcohol issue and hopefully not be taking alcohol going forward.
"I am sorry to the people that I have disturbed and upset and it is not the sort of behaviour I am going to be doing going forward.
"I have learnt my lesson from being in prison for a month and hopefully I won't be returning here again but I am sorry for my behaviour."
Magistrates committed the defendant to Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing, with a hearing due to take place on December 2. He was remanded in custody.
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