Man punches family dog during cocaine-fuelled rage
A man has been jailed after going on a coke-fuelled rampage that involved machetes, throwing glass at his mother and punching a dog
Jordan Cuthill was in court in Newcastle following his incredibly violent reaction to being asked to leave his parent's house on May 30 this year.
His parents told the 24-year old, who was drunk and high on cocaine, that he could not stay there and that is when the bizarre incident began.
The 24-year old first attacked the cars outside the family home, grabbing a spade from the back of his father's van before using it to smash the windows of the vehicle.
Cuthill then picked up some of the smashed glass and threw it at his mother, who thankfully wasn't seriously injured by the debris.
Cuthill then attacked his mother's car, leaving a ten-inch dent in it.
Then, in frustration at the family dog that had been barking throughout the tirade, Cuthill proceeded to punch the dog in the head.
He then managed to gain access to the house where he got two 12-inch blade machetes, which the court made clear did not belong to the family, and he was brandishing those when the police
Police had to use a taser to subdue him when they arrived.
Cuthill, who had been previously handed a suspended sentence for his part in a a 12-man brawl at the time of the incident, was sentenced to 12 months for affray, criminal damage and breach of the suspended jail term.