A District Court case was briefly adjourned at Naas yesterday when a man charged with trespass and public disorder at a west Kildare business went down on his knees before the judge.
The incident began when the case of Zydrunas Dismonas (36), of 25 St Patrick’s Street, Edenderry, was called at the April 11 sitting of the court.
He was charged with public order and trespass at the Carbury Mushroom plant earlier that day and brief evidence of his charging was given by Garda Michael O’Connell from Carbury Garda Station.
Mr Dismonas then went down on his knees, started to wave his arms about, and said: “I am going to stay on my knees.”
Judge Desmond Zaidan adjourned the case briefly, telling solicitor, Seamus Boyle that if he wanted his client assessed in the Central Mental Hospital, he could do that.
The judge said that the defendant’s “demeanor towards the bench was very, very aggressive...if looks could kill...it was either an act or something was seriously wrong.”
When the case resumed, Mr Boyle said then he had “no concern” about Mr Dismonas’s mental health after talking to him.
His client apologised for his behaviour explaining that he takes anti-depressants and had not taken his medication that day, as he had been custody.
Garda O’Connell said there was no objection to bail but with conditions, including staying out of Derrinturn.
The Garda said that the defendant’s alleged behaviour at the mushroom factory had been “very intimidating” after an issue over pay.
Judge Zaidan said if the mushroom company got any calls or contact from Mr Dismonas, that would be considered a breach of bail.