A tradesman who illegally parked in a disabled park at Bunnings went on a rampage and hit a woman after he noticed she was filming him.
Ventzislav Branimirov Kostov, 29, parked in his Mitsubishi Pajero in the bay outside the store in Springfield Central, south of Brisbane, on December 17 last year.
The female shopper questioned why he was using the disabled spot without a permit and she began to take pictures of him as he made his way into the hardware store.
Ventzislav Branimirov Kostov, 29, attacked a woman after she filmed him parking in a a disabled bay at Bunnings in Springfield Central, south of Brisbane
Kostov lashed out telling the woman ‘don’t take f***ing pictures’ of him before smashing her phone out of her hand, Prosecutor Senior Constable Bernard Elmore told Ipswich Magistrates Court court.
The assault destroyed the woman’s phone and Kostov drove away, the Queensland Times reported.
Kostov recently fronted court where he pleaded guilty to common assault and doing wilful damage to a mobile phone before he claimed he parked in the disability bay by accident.
Snr Const Elmore said when officers tracked down Kostov three days later he told the officers the assault was not intentional.
‘He said he was getting into his vehicle and tapped her phone. He did not want the person to photograph near his face,’ he said.
Kostov’s defence lawyer said his client had attempted to negotiate with the woman verbally before the assault.
Kostov pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman and breaking her phone but told officers earlier that he only ‘tapped’ her while he was getting into his car
In his sentencing Magistrate David Shepherd said Kostov had ‘no right’ to attack the woman for filming him.
‘I do have difficulty accepting that you parked there by accident. It appears to have caused her to become upset which is not an uncommon concern with people,’ Mr Shepherd said.
Magistrate Shepherd fined Kostov $750 and did not to record the conviction.