James Kirk smeared excrement all over cell in Dublin garda station

Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk had nothing to do with it
Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk had nothing to do with it

A fisherman with a famous name covered the walls and door of a cell at Balbriggan Garda Station with his poo.

James Kirk, who was arrested for public order offences, may avoid a conviction if he makes a payment of the Garda Benevolent Fund.

28-year-old Kirk already paid a €200 cleaning bill, Balbriggan District Court heard.

Kirk told the court that he reacted badly because he thought he wrongly accused of putting a snooker ball in his sock while in O’Shea’s nightclub in the town, his defence council Ronan O’Carroll told the court.

Kirk, of Castlegrove, Julianstown, Co Meath, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the cell by rubbing excrement on the door as well as using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with garda directions.

Insp Declan Yates said gardai were called to O'Shea's nightclub at 11.40pm following a complaint that Kirk was acting aggressively.

Officers directed him to leave the area, but he returned and became aggressive.

When Kirk was taken to Balbriggan Garda Station he became uncooperative and violent.

"He then smeared excrement on the cell wall and door," said Insp Yates, adding that Kirk has no previous convictions.

Mr O’Carroll told the court that Kirk “can't help but feel repulsed by his actions and is deeply embarrassed as it was completely out of character."

"There was alcohol involved and I am confident he won't come before the court again."

Judge Patricia McNamara said that if Kirk pays €500 to the Garda Benevolent Fund by September 3, she will consider applying the Probation Act on condition that he keeps the peace for 12 months, is of sober habits and does not re- offend. She noted the cleaning bill money had been paid