Thirsty man and Thirsty Camel

A TEENAGER who was so thirsty for alcohol that he broke into a Kawungan bottle shop and drank a beer on the premises has appeared in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court.

Kyle Joseph William Hendle, 17, left his home when he ran out of alcohol on August 22 and went to the Thirsty Camel bottle shop, the court heard.

He removed his T-shirt, tying it around his head so he wouldn’t be able to be identified on the store’s CCTV camera.

Hendle then kicked in a glass door, entered the store and removed a carton of Tooheys New beer, opening one can and drinking it while still inside.

He later went into a home on a nearby street and hid the remaining alcohol.

The teenager pleaded guilty to charges of entering premises and committing an offence and trespassing.

His solicitor, John Milburn, argued that there was no evidence of premeditation due to the “unsophisticated” nature of the crimes.

Hendle was placed on 12 months probation and ordered to pay $1000 to the bottle shop for damage he caused to the door.



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