Teen given suspended sentence for taking pizza delivery man's car

Teen given suspended sentence for taking pizza delivery man's car

A DUBLIN youth has been given a suspended sentence for his role in the theft of a pizza delivery man's car.

The 17-year-old boy had pleaded guilty to stealing the car at Belcamp Gardens in north Dublin on March 7 last year.

Judge John O'Connor imposed a three month sentence but suspended it on condition that he does not re-offend in the next six months.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by his father and his barrister, has recently commenced and educational course, the Dublin Children's Court had heard.

A probation report was also furnished to the court.

Earlier, the court was told the car theft happened at 1.35am when gardai became aware that a Toyota Yaris was stolen from a man while he was “delivering pizzas”.

It was later abandoned and four males ran from the car however the youth was apprehended.

During an earlier hearing Judge O'Connor had the boy sent to the cells for contempt of court after the teen became aggressive and launched into verbal abuse.

The teenager had demanded that his case would be finalised saying, “I'm trying to get on with my life.” 

However, Judge John O'Connor told him that a probation report needed to be obtained and the case would be adjourned after which the teenager started cursing, “load of shite, load of bollocks”.

He then shouted that the judge “is not going to boss me around” but later apologised.