Topless drunkard called garda “a f**king rat”

Topless drunkard called garda “a f**king rat”

Shane Kehoe (19) appeared in court charged with abusive and insulting behaviour after a topless tirade at Tullow Street in Carlow.

The intoxicated teenager presented a danger to himself and others according to Sergeant John Foley.

Mr Kehoe “ripped off his shirt” in front of gardai before trying to punch another man.

The defendant then told an officer that he was a “f***ing rat” on several occasions.

Kehoe, was also charged with theft from Tesco and drug possession.

His solicitor told Judge Colin Daly that his client’s circumstances had been overtaken by further charges that were pending and that his client’s family were trying to seek treatment for him.

The solicitor added that the defendant’s “recent carry on is drink related.”

Judge Daly adjourned the case until the 7th of December for a pre-sanction report and sentencing on the public order offences and for a plea to be entered on the other offences.