Man pleads ‘brain snap’ after assaulting officer

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A man who assaulted a parking officer after suffering a “brain snap” has been placed on an 18-month good behaviour bond.

Aaron John Curry fronted Penrith Local Court on Thursday where he pleaded guilty to common assault.

The court heard Mr Curry, who was shot in the leg in 2014 and suffers post traumatic stress disorder, was going to the bank when he parked illegally after failing to find a disabled parking spot.

Magistrate George Zdenkowski described Mr Curry’s behaviour as “totally unacceptable”, saying the victim not only “copped a mouthful, but a racist mouthful” and “an assault on top”.

“You have a long history of public order offences and violence offences which is something I can’t completely ignore,” he said.

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