Drunken prankster fined $100

A LARRIKIN who snatched a pet goat from a paddock for a practical joke said it was a foolish idea, thought up when he was drunk.

Brett Ashley Baxter, 20, and a mate were walking home along Brisbane Road early in the hours of April 18 after a night out on the town.

When the drunken pair spotted two goats in a yard at Monkland, they thought it would be a laugh to put a goat in their friend’s car for him to find in the morning.

Baxter told police he jumped the fence, picked up the goat and handed it over to his mate.

The goat then followed them up the road but Baxter told police they didn’t get very far before they realised it was not such a good idea, and decided to return the animal.

Baxter and his buddy turned to take the goat back just as its owner pulled up in a car with a lead around 4.45am.

Baxter, of Wilton Road, Greens Creek, pleaded guilty in writing to Gympie Magistrates Court this week to a charge of trespassing and wrote that it was a “foolish thing to do” when he was “intoxicated”.

He was fined $100.

Gympie Times


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