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Man fined for hurling abuse in McDonald's





A FITNESS worker has been fined €100 after he was arrested for hurling abuse at McDonald's staff.

Dean Carpenter (23) told Blanchardstown District Court it was a "silly incident".

Carpenter, with an address at St Mark's Gardens, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace at McDonald's, Liffey Valley on November 9, 2014.

The court heard gardai were called to the restaurant at 4.20pm and security told them the accused had been threatening and abusive to them.

Gardai attempted to speak to Carpenter, but he continued to verbally abuse the staff, telling them to "f*** off" and refusing to desist.

Judge David McHugh asked Carpenter what had happened on the night. "It was just a silly incident," he replied.