Woman abuses boy and hits his mum over wayward ball
A DRUNK woman threatened a boy and smacked his mum in the face after she was accidentally hit with a ball while the child was playing in a yard.
Kate Alicia Perry, 37, fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on November 8 via telephone, pleading guilty to public nuisance.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Duncan Erskine said Perry was drinking at her residence in Slade Point in the afternoon on August 9 when the ball bounced off a wall hit her in the back.
"The defendant has picked up this ball and threatened the child with it by holding it over her head and yelling at the child: 'Are you f--king right? What the f--k do you think you're doing? Why the f--k did you do that?', among other abusive comments," he said.
"The witness has confronted the defendant, as she made the witness' son cry. The defendant has shouted: 'Don't you f--king come here thinking you can tell me what to do. Watch what you f--king say and what you do around me in my house'.
"The defendant has hit the witness in the face with an open right palm strike. The defendant was shouting loudly enough that neighbouring residents had come outside to observe the disturbance."
The mum grabbed her child and left and Perry "later attended the front of the witness' residence and yelled out for the witness to come outside into the street, saying 'come outside b---h, f--king come out here'".
Police were called and found Perry, who was "unsteady on her feet and smelled of liquor".
She was charged, resulting in her appearance before the court, unrepresented by a lawyer.
Magistrate Damien Dwyer asked Perry if she had anything to say for herself and said "it's a bit embarrassing when you hear it when you're sober, isn't it?".
"Yeah it is. Since then I've completely given up alcohol. I'm no longer drinking," Perry replied.
Mr Dwyer said he hoped that was the case, considering Perry was pregnant at the time of the sentencing hearing.
Perry was convicted and fined $500.