Sub of the day row ends up in court

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A COURT has heard how a window fitter felt his sandwich shop deal-of-the-day was anything but.

So Malcolm Boyd took his anger out on the staff and a cookie jar at the Subway outlet in Blackpool, the bench at Blackpool Magistrates Court were told.

He had asked for a foot long sandwich – with half meat balls and half ham – but was told it was not part of the deal-of-the-day offer.

And when the two women behind the counter refused to give him the discount rate he lost his temper.

Boyd, 31, of Quebec Avenue, Bispham, admitted threatening behaviour and was fined £100 and told to pay the £15 victims’ supplement and £30 costs. He agreed to pay £185 compensation for damaging the cookie display but Blackpool magistrates refused an application by Subway for loss of earnings on the day of the incident.

Alison Quanborough, prosecuting, said: “There was a row over the price and content of the shop’s deal of the day during which the plastic cookie display was shoved over and broke.”

“Boyd told police later that he felt belittled by the staff in front of other customers.

“He had had a hard day and when he left the shop a friend told him his cat had been run over and killed and passed him a bag containing the cat’s body.”

Allan Cobain, defending, told Blackpool Magistrates Court (pictured): “This all blew up out of nothing.

“He went to the shop for his lunch he had seen the deal of the day advertised on TV where you can make up your own sandwich and was told he could not have it.”

“He apologises for his behaviour and has brought to court the compensation for the cookies but I am told the court office no longer accepts cash.”