Belfast chicken thief jailed for nine months
'It's not my fault, I'm in a movie'
A man who stole packs of chicken and became abusive in a hospital has been jailed for nine months.
As Michael Scott left the dock at Belfast Magistrates' Court yesterday he shouted: "It's not my fault, I'm in a movie."
The 28-year-old, of no fixed address, was charged with common assault, criminal damage, assault on police, disorderly behaviour and stealing 16 packs of chicken.
He was arrested after an incident at a Spar filling station on the Ravenhill Road on October 20.
After pushing a garage manager he threw plants at a car and banged his head against a stanchion.
He was taken to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald for treatment to his injuries, but was abusive to staff.
Damage was caused to a hospital floor and benches.
The court heard that Scott had 160 previous convictions.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall imposed a five-month sentence for the chicken theft and lesser, concurrent terms for the assaults, criminal damage and disorderly behaviour.
She added four months by activating a previous suspended sentence.