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Bromley dad threw rocks and made throat-slit gesture after bus row
A BROMLEY dad-of-two hurled rocks at a bus, tried to smash a window and made a throat-slitting gesture after a row with the driver.
Bromley Magistrates' Court heard how Sergio Taberes Vasquez was trying to board a bus with his young family at Tubbeden Lane, Orpington, early on July 20 when the incident took place.
Vasquez, who had been up all night drinking, threw money at the driver, punched the screen and attempted to smash through a window.
The 22-year-old, of Turpington Lane, Bromley, then picked up stones from the street and threw them at the vehicle. Before leaving he made a gun sign and throat-slitting gesture with his hands.
Judge Michael Fanning told Vasquez the driver had been so distressed by the incident that he had to take the rest of the day off.
He said: "Think on him. He has to go out and work at night. He doesn't know the people who behave towards him as you did will stop there."
Vasquez, who admitted criminal damage and a public order offence, must do 200 hours of unpaid work, plus pay £300 in compensation to the driver and bus company.
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