Drunk thug who broke coronavirus lockdown rules threatened to kill neighbour who reported him to cops – The Sun

A DRUNK thug who broke coronavirus lockdown rules threatened to kill his neighbour after they reported him to police.

Janis Zalitis, 29, flew into a rage after getting a note that cops would be called to break up a gathering at his home in Guernsey.

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He stormed out of his flat and tried to kick his neighbour’s door down and as he launched his booze-fuelled tirade, Zalitis screamed: "I don't care about coronavirus."

The neighbour believed there were several people in his room and left a note that said everybody needed to leave, Guernsey Magistrates’ Court was told.

Zalitis shouted through the man’s door that he had to come out of his flat sometime 'and then I'll have you'.

Cops arrived at the scene and found the yob in his room with one other man from the same building.

Zalitis was very drunk and said that he was going to kill his neighbour but later claimed it was an empty threat, the court heard.

He admitted behaving in a disorderly manner and apologised for his behaviour.

But Judge Graeme McKerrell said he was not convinced.

Ms McKerrell told the defendant: "It's said that you said to your neighbour that you didn't care about the Covid-19 virus.

“If that is true and it wasn't just something said in drink, then quite frankly you are an idiot.

"I am struggling to accept that you do understand the seriousness of, not only your situation, but also the danger your idiotic comments pose, because if it is what you believe then you pose a real risk to society."

There was a previous bind-over still in place on Zalitis, from November 2018 for being found drunk in public.

Defending Advocate Samuel Steel said his client had been upset since he had just taken up a new job at a restaurant, which had closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Zalitis was fined £1,200 for disorderly behaviour and a further £200 for breaching the bind-over.

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