Asbo dwarf jailed after impersonating a Dalek

Ian Salter-Bromley, 55, stuck a sucker dart on his forehead and filled his mouth with dominoes before shouting: 'Exterminate! Exterminate!'

He returned to his flat and barricaded the door after they called the police and he was involved in a stand-off before he had to be Tasered twice, with police worried they would hit his colostomy bag.

The offence was committed during a campaign of public abuse after he defecated in a council office in protest his kitchen work tops had been mounted 8in too high for him to reach. Salter-Bromley exposed himself and spread excrement and urine in Hull's Wilson centre in the main reception and toilets and he was given an Asbo for a string of nuisance calls to emergency services.

Salter Bromley appeared for sentence at Hull Crown Court after admitting a charge of affray for threatening police in the Dalek stunt, possession of a knife in a public place and breach of his Asbo for threatening a woman on a bus with a bread knife when he thought children were making fun of his dwarfism. [...] Mr Brook said Mr Salter Bromley had to be sentenced for a disturbance on board a bus on September 9 when he produced the knife and began waving it about before telling one woman that "if he was going down for killing someone, she was going down with him". [...]

Defence barrister Paul Genney said the offences sounded worse than they were as his client was a lonely man with few friends who recently had his wheelchair stolen. [...]

"He said in the bus incident the woman admitted she had not felt threatened. The knife was only a butter knife, which was blunt and only slightly serrated," he said. "His physical state is poor. He once tried to kill himself and broke his back.

This man is a hero.

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4 Responses:

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    What, and give up show-biz?

  2. Otto says:

    Had to look that one up.

    "An anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) is a civil order made in the United Kingdom against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour."

    • phuzz says:

      You can be given an ASBO for pretty much anything that pisses off the people around you (one woman was given one for making too much noise during sex and keeping her neighbours awake), even if they're not criminal acts. However, if you breach the terms of an ASBO, that itself is a criminal act. Thus non criminal acts can be criminalised.
      Occasionally I start to think that maybe libertarians have a bit of a point...

      • Lloyd says:

        That woman already had an ASBO for disturbing her neighbours. The criminal act was breaching the conditions of the ASBO by having very loud coitus - which disturbed her neighbours.

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