A Buddhist slashed car tyres in Pocklington to vent his frustration on society after treading on an insect.
Julian Glew, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for slashing more than 160 tyres in Pocklington.
He appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on 20 January via video link from prison.
Joanne Markham, defending Glew, said: “He was upset because he stood on an insect and vented his frustration on society.” Glew has been jailed for 11 weeks after pleading guilty to three charges of criminal damage and one charge of failing to surrender to court bail at the appointed time.
Speaking following sentencing Inspector Jo York commented: “Sentencing Julian Glew to 11 weeks in custody is good news for the residents of Pocklington and justice has been seen to be done.
“190 vehicles were damaged over two nights in Pocklington in September 2015 which caused widespread upset and concern to the residents of Pocklington at the time. The incidents caused great inconvenience and financial loss to all those victims.
“Following his initial arrest in September he was bailed to appear in court but failed to attend and spent several weeks avoiding arrest.
“Mr Glew had left the Pocklington area after he failed to appear at court and we are grateful to the people of Pocklington for their assistance and their support while we have carried out our investigations.”
See more on this story, see next week’s (28 January) Pocklington Post.