A New Zealand national accused of kicking open the door of a former colleague’s Hamilton home and threatening him with a shovel has been granted bail.
Matthew Daly, 36, of Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Colac, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to aggravated burglary, making a threat to kill, criminal damage, using meth amphetamine, unlawful assault, breaching bail and theft.
He successfully applied for bail and will appear in court again on November 30.
Conditions of bail include he reside in Colac, not leave Victoria, surrender his passport and take part in the Court Integrated Services Program.
Magistrate Dan Muling said that at the time of offending, Daly was an unguided missile fueled by drugs.
Police said that on August 3 Daly stole a bottle of Bundaburg rum from Warrnambool's North Point liquor store.
Then on August 11 he allegedly attended Hamilton’s George Street milk bar and filled his vehicle with petrol worth $30. He told a staff member that he had forgotten his wallet and would return later that day to pay.
Daly gave a fake name and never returned.
The following day he attended a property in Hamilton's Clarendon Street about 8am.
The victim, a former colleague of the accused, was home with his three-year-old son.
Daly allegedly kicked open the front door of the property and while raising a shovel handle, he threatened to kill the victim.
The child became upset and the victim shut the front door.
Daly kicked the door again, causing a piece of wood to snap off and fly into another room.
The court heard Daly was a full time shearer with an addiction to ice.
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