Drunk, 25, is jailed for almost two years for throwing a box of ferrets at passing cars after drinking ten pints of beer in bizarre rage
- Brash Bullows, 25, jumped on car bonnets and punched one shocked driver
- Aggressor is a social outcast who lives in the North Yorkshire woods, court told
- He admitted nine counts of criminal damage at York Crown Court yesterday
Brash Bullows, 25, from Yorkshire, has been jailed for almost two years after hurling a box ferrets at passing cars
A drunk woodland-dweller who hurled a box of ferrets at passing cars after downing ten pints of beer been jailed for almost two years.
Brash Bullows, 25, jumped on car bonnets, smashed windscreens and punched one shocked driver in a frenzied boozed-up rampage.
The aggressor, a social outcast who lives in the North Yorkshire woods, flew into a rage when he was refused ‘a lift’ from several motorists who were queuing in traffic.
A court heard the defendant screamed and swore at one driver as their petrified eight-year-old granddaughter sat in the backseat.
Burrows, who had knocked back ten pints before the frenzy, was chased down by members of the public and detained until the police arrived.
Nine vehicles were damaged in total, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage during the incident in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on December 2.
Burrows appeared at York Crown Court yesterday after admitting nine counts of criminal damage.
Judge Simon Hickey slammed Bullows for terrorising motorists ‘simply going about their business’ and jailed him for 21 months.
Prosecutor Joseph Hudson said ‘serious distress’ had been caused to at least five of the victims who made a complaint to police.
Burrows appeared at York Crown Court (file photo) yesterday after admitting nine counts of criminal damage
The court heard that Bullows, who lived in North Yorkshire woodland, had 27 previous convictions for 49 offences including serious violence.
In March 2019, he was given a 17-month suspended prison sentence after charging at a man with a knife and aiming the weapon at his head.
Defence barrister Ismael Uddin said because Bullows was a social outcast who had been living in woods outside Harrogate for the past five years.
He said: ‘He chooses to absent himself from society.
‘He’s normally in the Harrogate area (where) he says people pick on him because he lives in a wood and chooses not to associate with anyone.
‘There is no rhyme or reason he can give (as to) why he damaged these cars, (but) he couldn’t get out of the town centre and people wouldn’t give him a lift.
‘He reacted out of frustration and started throwing his worldly possessions at cars.’
It is understood there were no injuries to the ferrets, who were taken in by the RSPCA following the incident.