A DRUNKEN man who defecated outside a restaurant in Chester city centre had been given a suspended prison sentence the day before, a court heard.
Stephen Cobbe, 31, appeared before West Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on September 5 where he was sentenced for offences including taking an ambulance without consent, assault and theft.
He took the ambulance from Royal Wolverhampton Hospital and drove it onto the hospital helipad but said he did not why or even how he got to Wolverhampton in the first place.
Cobbe, 31, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, for taking the ambulance without consent and driving it without a licence or insurance.
He appeared before magistrates again after he was found to have deficated outside the Chester Tandoori on Brook Street the following night.
Police were initially called to Ken’s Kitchen at about 9pm that night after reports Cobbe was being aggressive but he had left when officers arrived.
But the officers were than called to the Chester Tandoori and arrested Cobbe for being drunk and disorderly after he was found to have deficated outside the restaurant.
Cobbe, who is from Helsby, had no recollection of going to the toilet but pleaded guilty after hearing the accounts of witnesses.
Magistrates decided not to activate his suspended sentence and instead fined him £120 and extended the suspension of his sentence from 18 months to two years.
Becky Hay, defending, told the court Cobbe had not been given any medication to treat his paranoid schizophrenia and he had not been given the keys to his house in Helsby back following his previous court appearance.
She said this meant he was practically homeless and he had got drunk to face sleeping rough in Chester.