A man who caused 600 euro worth of damage to a Roscommon Garda patrol car has been warned that he risks losing half his Christmas bonus social welfare payment as part compensation.
The court heard the man had arrived to Roscommon Garda Station in April to sign on for a separate matter with two sticks.
As he left the station, Roscommon District Court heard the man damaged the wing mirror of a patrol car parked outside and also damaged the door handle of the same vehicle.
His solicitor claimed that the accused was on social welfare and was able to offer 45 euro as recompense for the offence.
Judge Alan Mitchell asked if the man would be receiving a Christmas bonus and said that half of that, or close to 100 euro, would be required to be paid in court on his next appearance which was fixed for December 15th next.