‘I’ll set you alight’ – man threatens teens
Wednesday 11th September 2013, 12:00PM BST.
A JUDGE labelled a man who threatened to pour lighter fuel over two teenagers and set fire to them as a risk to the whole community.
Russell High’s verbal attack was cowardly and unprovoked, the Magistrate’s Court heard.
Judge Cherry McMillen jailed him for four months.
‘I cannot imagine how frightening it would be to have someone stand in front of you and say they will pour lighter fuel over you and set fire to you – and at the age of 16,’ she said.
Crown Advocate Graeme McKerrell told the court that a boy and girl had been walking along King’s Road towards Ville au Roi when a car approached them.
The driver, the 32-year-old defendant, slowed and glared at them before continuing on his way.
Moments later, when the pair had reached the Mount Row traffic lights junction, the car came up behind them.
The defendant accused the boy of ‘bad mouthing’ him.
He produced two cans of lighter fuel and said he would pour it over them both and set fire to them.
High, of Moulin Demeure, Houmtel Lane, Vale, admitted taking his mother’s car without permission. He also admitted counts of assault, driving without insurance, without L plates, and without qualified supervision.