I’m so ashamed of drunken rampage

I’m so ashamed of drunken rampage

I’m so ashamed of drunken rampage

First published in News

A MAN caused £5,000 of damage after smashing up a hotel in a drunken wrecking spree.

Romanian national, Michai Ichim, 36, had been in the country just a few months when he trashed the Campanile Hotel, in Miles Gray Road, Basildon, as he walked home from a night out at Festival Leisure Park.

Ichim was arrested at the scene, but when he woke up in a cell the next day, claimed he remembered nothing of the incident.

He was ordered to pay the hotel £4,000 compensation when he appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The court heard hotel manager Vincent Billon was woken at 5.30am by the night porter, who told him someone was trying to break in to the hotel.

Mr Billon, who lives onsite, ran to the conference suite where he found all the windows had been smashed and Ichim clambering in through one of them.

Quick-thinking Mr Billon ran around the hotel to the fire exit – which had been left open – to try and stop Ichim getting further in to the building.

The court heard Mr Billon shoved his weight against the door as Ichim battered it with a fire extinguisher.

Ichim then climbed back out of one of the broken windows at which point Mr Billon realised he was very drunk.

Ichim ran around the building throwing patio furniture through five glass windows, screaming: “Let me in, let me in”, and swearing.

He then opened his trousers and made obscene gestures to Mr Billon.

Ichim was arrested and after a night in the cells told officers he did not usually drink, but had been to a barbecue and then a night out at Liquid nightclub at the Festival Leisure Park, where he had been buying very strong shots from barmaids on the dancefloor.

He admitted one count of criminal damage. In mitigation, Ichim, of Chantry Lane, Laindon, told the court had moved to the UK from Romania and was working to send money back to his wife and 20-year-old son.

He said he did not know how he ended up at the Campanile Hotel and was utterly ashamed of his actions.

In addition to the £4,000 compensation to the hotel, Ichim was told he must pay £85 court costs.

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8:33am Wed 13 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Deport him.

We've got enough home grown yobs without importing more.
Deport him. We've got enough home grown yobs without importing more. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 50

8:36am Wed 13 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

As if he is going to pay is back though.

This is a clear cut case for community service, 200-300 hours.

On another note, court, fines should be taken directly from benefits or wages at an agree instalment rate.
As if he is going to pay is back though. This is a clear cut case for community service, 200-300 hours. On another note, court, fines should be taken directly from benefits or wages at an agree instalment rate. supermadmax
  • Score: 26

8:36am Wed 13 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

How many cars will he need to wash to pay for that lot,?
How many cars will he need to wash to pay for that lot,? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 26

8:43am Wed 13 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Strange how it's never the fault of the club, in which he got paralytic ? every weekend they serve drunk people, which is against the law.
Strange how it's never the fault of the club, in which he got paralytic ? every weekend they serve drunk people, which is against the law. sesibollox
  • Score: -14

8:58am Wed 13 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
Strange how it's never the fault of the club, in which he got paralytic ? every weekend they serve drunk people, which is against the law.
I agree, they do have some blame but in the end it is all down to the individual.

Nobody stood with a gun at his head while he downed gallons of booze.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Strange how it's never the fault of the club, in which he got paralytic ? every weekend they serve drunk people, which is against the law.[/p][/quote]I agree, they do have some blame but in the end it is all down to the individual. Nobody stood with a gun at his head while he downed gallons of booze. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 16

9:02am Wed 13 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Strange how it's never the fault of the club, in which he got paralytic ? every weekend they serve drunk people, which is against the law.
I agree, they do have some blame but in the end it is all down to the individual.

Nobody stood with a gun at his head while he downed gallons of booze.
No but they gladly took his money, and allowed him to get so drunk
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Strange how it's never the fault of the club, in which he got paralytic ? every weekend they serve drunk people, which is against the law.[/p][/quote]I agree, they do have some blame but in the end it is all down to the individual. Nobody stood with a gun at his head while he downed gallons of booze.[/p][/quote]No but they gladly took his money, and allowed him to get so drunk sesibollox
  • Score: -6

9:55am Wed 13 Aug 14

depotman says...

won't pay can't pay deport him simples
won't pay can't pay deport him simples depotman
  • Score: 21

10:08am Wed 13 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

depotman wrote:
won't pay can't pay deport him simples
if only it was 'simples' but we can't deport him, that is the problem and what we are currently signed up for with EU membership....... in the meantime may as well whistle for that 4 grand
[quote][p][bold]depotman[/bold] wrote: won't pay can't pay deport him simples[/p][/quote]if only it was 'simples' but we can't deport him, that is the problem and what we are currently signed up for with EU membership....... in the meantime may as well whistle for that 4 grand pembury53
  • Score: 20

10:55am Wed 13 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

He sounds a right pain in the glass.
He sounds a right pain in the glass. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 2

11:51am Wed 13 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

Get the fine and court costs and then, promptly deport him back to his wife and adult son.

Seriously, this is beyond ridiculous. Kick him out, now, he is a liability.
Get the fine and court costs and then, promptly deport him back to his wife and adult son. Seriously, this is beyond ridiculous. Kick him out, now, he is a liability. _Lotus_
  • Score: 15

12:32pm Wed 13 Aug 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Re-build Marshalsea and stick him in it
Re-build Marshalsea and stick him in it GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

had the kid when he was 16 - not many 16 year old fathers would still be around 20 years later, lets give him that at least
had the kid when he was 16 - not many 16 year old fathers would still be around 20 years later, lets give him that at least Controversial1
  • Score: -9

2:12pm Wed 13 Aug 14

DAGASMAN says...

Controversial1 wrote:
had the kid when he was 16 - not many 16 year old fathers would still be around 20 years later, lets give him that at least
He's romanian, their kids are their meal tickets, they'd never leave them
[quote][p][bold]Controversial1[/bold] wrote: had the kid when he was 16 - not many 16 year old fathers would still be around 20 years later, lets give him that at least[/p][/quote]He's romanian, their kids are their meal tickets, they'd never leave them DAGASMAN
  • Score: 13

7:34pm Wed 13 Aug 14

annonnamus says...

Michai Ichim, WTF ? This is Britain.
Michai Ichim, WTF ? This is Britain. annonnamus
  • Score: 0

3:16pm Thu 14 Aug 14

tokyontroyzee says...

Should have thrown him in the English channel whilst still drunk, who would actually care...he may rape or rob somebody next week.looks like the Brits have welcomed the romanians too......facebook will not solve your problem. Haha
Should have thrown him in the English channel whilst still drunk, who would actually care...he may rape or rob somebody next week.looks like the Brits have welcomed the romanians too......facebook will not solve your problem. Haha tokyontroyzee
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Career Criminal says...

Everyone deserves a second chance. A caution would of been more acceptable.
Everyone deserves a second chance. A caution would of been more acceptable. Career Criminal
  • Score: 0

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