A Hamilton man has appeared in court after hurling a rock through the window of a protected person mid Saturday afternoon.
David Mitchell, 21, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday to charges.
The court heard he was arrested at the weekend after breaching a court-imposed intervention order by attending a Hamilton street he was prohibited from.
He not only walked down the street, but picked up a rock on Saturday afternoon and threw it through a window at the protected person's home.
The incident was reported to police and the man was arrested, interviewed and charged with breaching an intervention order, causing criminal damage and breaching his bail conditions.
Mr Mitchell was already on bail charged with serious driving offences, including reckless conduct endangering serious injury, unlicensed driving, failing to have proper control of a vehicle and driving an unregistered vehicle.
That incident happened on July 20 and led to the man being placed on bail with strict conditions.
On Monday, magistrate Mark Stratmann said Mr Mitchell was a young man with 53 pages of criminal history.
But lawyer Angus Cameron said the majority of those matters were heard on the one day in Horsham Magistrates Court in 2016.
Mr Cameron said his client became homeless at 12 and then spiralled into drug use.
He said Mr Mitchell spent years sleeping rough in Melbourne and had a very limited education.
He urged the magistrate to take into consideration his client's age and background, and asked him to focus on rehabilitation when considering an appropriate sentence.
Mr Cameron will be assessed for a corrections order.
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