Kyle Molloy pleaded guilty to two charges in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.
Kyle Molloy pleaded guilty to two charges in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

‘I wish I had coronavirus so I could cough all over you’

A drunk partygoer was unimpressed by police ending his night out early, telling officers he wished he had coronavirus so he cough all over them.

Kyle Guy Molloy pleaded guilty in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Thursday to committing public nuisance and using explosives without authority.

Police prosecutor Lee Allan told the court at 2.44am on March 21 police were patrolling Ocean St, Maroochydore when they came across Molloy outside PEAK Wine Bar.

The court heard he had been refused entry to the venue hours earlier and had already previously been dealt with by police.

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"The defendant was heavily intoxicated, he was unsteady on his feet and slurring his words," he said.

"Police observed the defendant standing with another male person and observed him push the other person and then using a clenched fist swing towards this other person.

"It appeared this struck the male person in the side of the face which has forced him to recoil and stumble backwards."

The court heard Molloy was then restrained by police and placed under arrest.

While being processed, police found two small bullets in his wallet, and checks showed he didn't have a weapons licence.

"The defendant was heavily intoxicated and stated very little during the processing," Allan said.

"But when the bullets were located, he did state that he wished he had coronavirus so he could cough all over you, being the police officers."

The court Molloy had a limited criminal history.

Duty lawyer, Jason Todman told the court Molloy was intoxicated the night of the incident, with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.235.

"I took him through the facts and he had no memory at all, he was actually horrified by the words he said to the police officers," he said.

Mr told the court Molloy was remorseful for his actions.

Magistrate Ron Madsen said he took into account Molloy's extremely limited history.

"It's very lucky you didn't strike a more effective blow, for a number of reasons - not just what would have happened to the victim, but what it means for your sentencing today," he said.

Molloy was fined $1000 with no convictions recorded.



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