A troublesome teen was lured down from a roof top stand-off by his mum – after she brought him a BACON BUTTY.
Thomas Edgar, 18, threw bricks and tiles from the roof in a three-hour stand-off after police turned up to arrest him.
But, armed with nothing more than a bacon sandwich and hot drink, his mother was eventually able to talk the teen down.
A court heard police had gone to arrest Edgar after he twice failed to surrender himself at a police station on 23 December and 5 January.
Jayne Bryan, prosecuting, said Edgar was locked in a bedroom at the house and climbed out of the window onto the flat roof of a neighbouring property.
She said: “It was a three-and-a-half hour stand-off between this defendant and police below.
“The defendant threw tiles and pieces of masonry at vehicles and towards officers. Two residential streets were cordoned off by police because of the danger he was posing to members of the public.
“Residents were advised to stay inside. People returning home were not permitted into the cordoned off zone.”
Miss Bryan added that while Edgar initially engaged with an officer trying to talk him down he then started making “threats to other officers and threats to assault officers”, and playing up to the bemused public.
“As it went on, more members of the public started to appear to have a look and the defendant played up to this, shouting ‘it’s going to be a long night’,” she said.
Negotiators were brought to the scene as Edgar became “more aggressive”, throwing bricks and tiles.
“Eventually the defendant’s mother was allowed to fetch him a hot drink and bacon sandwich. It was that it seems that persuaded him to climb down and he was arrested,” Miss Bryan said.
Edgar caused £100 worth of damage to the flat roof and damage to a police car. A makeshift machete was also recovered from the bedroom.
The teen from Scunthorpe, North Lincs., who was described by a judge as a “persistent offender” with “entrenched antisocial tendencies”, apologised for the incident, which led to Berkeley Street in Scunthorpe, and the surrounding area, being cordoned off on January 6.
Grimsby Crown Court, North East Lincs., heard Edgar had 22 previous convictions for 56 offences including driving offences, breaching anti-social behaviour orders, criminal damage and affray, and was on licence at the time of the incident.
Edgar was also sentenced for other matters dealt with at North Lincolnshire Magistrates’ Court, where he was found guilty after a trial of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and driving while disqualified.
The court heard Edgar also pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was convicted after a trial of possession of a bladed article after an incident on November 1 when he was seen “pulling a machete from his tracksuit bottoms and hacking at a wooden fence with aggressive force”.
Miss Bryan said magistrates also found Edgar guilty of driving while disqualified on December 8.
Sentencing Edgar to two years in a young offenders’ institute, Judge David Tremberg said: “Community orders and custody have had little impact on your offending. What you did on that day was fundamentally anti-social, immature attention seeking.
“You cared little or nothing for the property or others’ welfare, or public safety.”
Edgar was also disqualified from driving for six months.