first_imgA terrified man was forced to lock himself inside his car after a complete stranger tried to attack him with a bill hook outside a Letterkenny Shopping Complex.A bill hook similar to the one used by Connors on a stranger outside Letterkenny Shopping Centre.Danny Connors approached Richard Gardner who was simply going for a pint of milk at the Glencar Shopping Centre. Connors, 20, shouted at Mr Gardner inviting him to box.When the victim went closer to hear what Connors was saying, he was threatened with a bill hook.Mr Gardner fled to his car but bravely followed Connors to where he was staying and then reported the matter to Gardai who later arrested the accused.Connors, of Ennis Road, Limerick, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with being in possession of an article with intent to cause injury.Connors claims he was visiting relatives at the time of the attack on April 2, 2014 and had been drinking heavily.His solicitor Michael Shiel said the incident was a case of mistaken identity and that he “didn’t know Mr Gardner from Adam.”Asked why he was carrying a bail hook around with him by Judge Paul Kelly, Mr Shiel said his client worked part-time for a farmer in Limerick and that it was simply in the boot of the car.The court heard that Connors, a married father of three, had 17 previous convictions but most of these were for traffic offenses and also theft.Judge Paul Kelly said he was skeptical about Connors’ story but said this was his first charge with any connection to violence.He ordered Connors to se the probation services and after a consultation with the court, he agreed to undertake a period of community service.MAN FORCED TO HIDE IN CAR AFTER BEING THREATENED WITH BILL HOOK BY STRANGER was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackbill hookDanny Connorsdonegalletterkennylast_img

MAN FORCED TO HIDE IN CAR AFTER BEING THREATENED WITH BILL HOOK BY STRANGER

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