A dad kicked and wrestled a police officer after being told he couldn't grab his bag of doughnuts during his arrest.
Adam Mobbs, 19, was pulled over for speeding with a broken light in Portishead, Somerset.
Mobbs, who has a four-year-old daughter, did not want to waste his £12.50 bag of doughnuts after being stopped, Bristol Live reports.
As he was being arrested, he reached into his car to get a doughnut and, when told not to do so, he kicked PC Jasper Hughes three times on the shin.
He was ordered to pay £270 and handed 80 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty at North Somerset Magistrates’ Court to the assault.
Prosecutor Nicole Miebai said police saw the defendant driving his Vauxhall Corsa “at speed” and with a broken light at 2.30am on April 24.
She added: “Officers stopped him and administered a breath test.
“After this, a struggle ensued in which the defendant kicked PC Hughes three times on the shin, causing him pain.
“On arrest, he admitted to wrestling with the officer and trying to escape.”
Mobbs, who wore a grey Nike hoodie in court, was represented by Mr George.
The lawyer described his client as initially “polite, articulate, calm and compliant” when talking to police.
“Where this became physical was when Mr Mobbs, not experienced in these matters, made a very foolish error of reaching for a doughnut from his car,” Mr George said.
“The officer told him he couldn’t eat that because he was under arrest. He did not understand that was an issue.
“He had paid £12.50 for those doughnuts, which was more than he would have expected.”
PC Hughes said that before the attack, the defendant grew “tense in the face” and shouted: “F*** off.”
The officer was left with grazes on his shin, wrist and knee.
Mobbs, whose roadside breath test came back as negative, told officers in the police station: “This could have been prevented by me not being a flipping twit.”
Handing down the sentence, Presiding Justice Erica Imison said: “This kind of assault on a police officer is serious enough for us to make a community order.”
She ordered Mobbs to pay £100 in compensation to PC Hughes, £85 to cover court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
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