A Mablethorpe man who had the opportunity to pay the cost of repairing a window he had broken but didn’t and so had to appear in court, which then cost him double what it would have done.
Robert Grayson, 21, of Hammond Court, admitted damaging a window in Queen Street, Louth when he appeared before District Judge John Stobart sitting at Skegness Magistrates Court.
Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that in the early hours of December 29 last year, Grayson was seen to kick in the glass panel of a door at a milk bar.
He admitted it to police and agreed to pay the cost of replacement but did not do so, so he was summonsed to appear in court.
The judge ordered him to pay compensation of £40 and costs of £45 and also sentenced him to a six month conditional discharge.