A MAN charged with using threatening behaviour and obstructing a police officer said it was because he is not morning person, a court heard.
Ian Beeley, 25, of Sandybed Lane, pleaded guilty before Scarborough Magistrates to the two charges after an incident at his home on December 10.
Prosecuting Martin Butterworth said: “When officers arrived they could hear shouting and swearing from a man and a woman. He was seen to come out the door of the property and was shouting abuse at the female.
“Officers asked him to calm down. He swore at the officers and one of them arrested him on suspicion of assault.
“Mr Beeley was described as trying to resist arrest flying his arms around wildly. A struggle ensued. He was still shouting and the officer decided there was no other alternative than to administer a leg strike taking him to the ground where he could be restrained.
“He was interviewed regarding the incident and states it was because he is not always in a good mood when he wakes up on a morning.”
Mitigating Franklyn Garvey requested reports to be carried out before proceedings were taken further however Magistrates sentenced Beeley to a £50 fine for each offence, as well as £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.