CAUGHT OUT: A man fronted court for breaking into council property.
CAUGHT OUT: A man fronted court for breaking into council property.

DOG HEIST: Owner breaks furry best friend out of Dalby pound

ADRIAN Kenneth O’Neil Woods squatted down and farted as he left Dalby Magistrates Court after being reprimanded for damaging council property.

O’Neil Woods appeared before the court after breaking into the Dalby pound to break his dog out.

Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the court police were informed of a break in at the Western Downs Regional Council pound facility on Drew Street, and one dog had been reported as missing.

CCTV footage showed O’Neil Woods and another male breaking into the pound through a skylight at 11.50pm on January 25, leaving in tow $997.47 of damage to the facility, and a dog belonging to O’Neil Woods.

On January 26, an informant told the pound staff they had located the dog on Amos St.

Snr const Tahana told the court the dog was a “companion” for the defendant’s young son who has Down syndrome.

O’Neil Woods told magistrate Tracy Mossop the dog had been taken to the pound initially because it had escaped from his yard, to which Ms Mossop said the entire incident came down to his irresponsible behaviour.

O’Neil Woods pleaded guilty to enter premises and commit indictable offence by break.

He was sentenced to 80 hours of community service, and ordered to pay $997.47 in compensation to the Western Downs Regional Council.

A conviction was recorded.

After the sentencing had concluded for his break in Woods was seen squatting down and could be heard breaking wind as he exited the courtroom.


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