Man leaves trail of blood on floor after breaking into ex-wife's home to see pet dog

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A man left a trail of blood in his ex's Co Cork house after breaking a window in order to see the family dog.

Mariusz Jakubowicz, 39, rang his ex-wife on September 19 to inform her that he had left a trail of blood in her home, having broken a window in order to enter the premises and see the dog.

Mr Jakubowicz's solicitor Frank Buttimer said that there was nothing sinister about the man's actions but that he could understand the woman's concern, according to the Irish Examiner.

The defedant's ex-wife, who had previously obtained a protection order, was at work when she got the phone call and contacted gardai.

A protection order is an immediate order granted by the court while a person waits on an application for a safety order or a barring order. A safety order prohibits a violent family member from further violence/threats of violence. A barring order requires the violent person to leave the family home.

Mr Jakubowicz's ex told garda James Landers of her husband's break-in at her house in Highbury, Carrigaline, Co Cork, and the trail of blood which he had left in her home.

Inspector Adrian Gamble stated that the defendant then contacted gardai and fully co-operated with the authorities.

Mr Buttimer told the court: "This man has never been in trouble…he did not intend to be sinister, she contacts the gardai and they rightly consider it is a breach of the protection order.

"He realises the relationship is at an end. He is otherwise inoffensive."

Judge Marie Keane, fining the defendant €150, said: "You must obey the protection order."