She robs from the rich and spits at the law

ROBIN Hood's latest incarnation has come in the form of a thin, blonde Hervey Bay mother who stole more than $160 of meat to give to the homeless.

The Fraser Coast's Robin Hood also showed she shared the Sherwood Forest hero's distaste for authority when she flicked bodily fluids at police officers in the watchhouse.

But, unlike the mythical thief, Danielle Kaye Kleinig, 35, was caught and now faces her punishment.

Kleinig pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to breaking and entering and assaulting a police officer.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Donna Sperling said Kleinig was caught on CCTV entering the storeroom at Hoolihans Irish Restaurant and Bar on Charlton Esplanade about 9pm on February 2.

She was seen putting a 2kg lamb rack, 2kg of prawns and 6kg of pork into a container before leaving the store.

The court heard staff at the pub entered the storeroom minutes later to find Kleinig there once again trying to remove items from the coolroom.

She left the container behind and fled, giving the meat she had originally stolen to the homeless.

"She advised police she had only committed the offence because she was drunk," she said.

Snr Const Sperling said while in the watchhouse Kleinig became ill and paramedics were called to transport her to hospital.

She said when being walked outside to the door and paramedics, Kleinig raised her hand to her mouth and flicked bodily fluid at an officer.

The officer ducked in order to avoid being hit by the spittle.

Defence lawyer Daniel Ould said Kleinig home-schooled her son who did extensive volunteer work, including in domestic violence shelters.

He said she had a serious problem with alcohol.

"She has also written a letter of apology to the police officers," she said.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell warned Kleinig the incident could have been far more serious if the spittle had landed on the police officer.

"It's absolutely disgusting behaviour," he said.

Kleinig was sentenced to 12 months' probation for the break-and-enter and four months prison for the assault on police. The prison term was wholly suspended and she was ordered to pay $162 in restitution.

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