An angry dwarf has been jailed after impersonating a Dalek from Doctor Who and threatening to kill one his carers.
4ft tall Ian Salter-Bromley stuck a sucker dart on his forehead and filled his mouth with dominoes before shouting “Exterminate! Exterminate!” at two carers in his sheltered housing complex in Hull.
The 55-year-old returned to his flat and barricaded the door after he threatened to kill a member of staff and the police were called. He was involved in a stand-off and had to be Tasered twice when he was found holding a knife.
The offence was committed during a campaign of public abuse after he defecated in a council office in protest because his kitchen work tops had been mounted too high for him to reach.
Salter-Bromley exposed himself and spread excrement and urine in Hull’s Wilson centre in the main reception and toilets and he was given an Asbo for a string of nuisance calls to emergency services.
He appeared for sentence at Hull Crown Court after admitting a charge of affray for threatening police in the Dalek stunt, possession of a knife in a public place and breach of his Asbo for threatening a woman on a bus with a bread knife when he thought children were making fun of his dwarfism.
He also breached his Asbo on several other occasions including entering Hull Paragon station when he was banned from doing so and abusing a security staff member at Newington Health Centre.
Defence barrister Paul Genney said the offences sounded worse than they were as his client was a lonely man with few friends who recently had his wheelchair stolen.
The incident in Thornton Close got out of hand. He is 3ft tall. He is a dwarf. He has a Zimmer frame and a colostomy bag. Not the most threatening figure in the world. He was Tasered not once but twice. It is a very sad state of affairs. He said in the bus incident the woman admitted she had not felt threatened. The knife was only a butter knife, which was blunt and only slightly serrated. His physical state is poor. He once tried to kill himself and broke his back.
He also doesn’t have his wheelchair anymore, after it was stolen, and walks everywhere with his Zimmer frame. My client is depressed and is in enormous suffering. He drinks, has no friends and is isolated. But I admit he is often his own worst enemy.Advertisement
Jailing Salter-Bromley for nine months, Recorder David Gordon told him:
Individually, these aren’t the most serious offences, but together they take on a different complexion. You would have been jailed for longer if it hadn’t been for your disabilities. I appreciate you are isolated and have an extremely lonely life, which makes you frustrated. But now you have time behind bars to reflect and try to keep your temper under control.
That’s quite the rap sheet!