Lazy teenager chooses prison over unpaid work

November 2, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A lazy teenage thug has been jailed for five months – after he told a judge he would rather spend Christmas in PRISON than do unpaid work.

Feckless Kurtis Nilsson, 18, was given 100 hours unpaid work in September and a six month suspended prison sentence for headbutting a man.

But he twice missed appointments to carry out the work and repeatedly tampered with his electronic tag when he broke his 8pm curfew.

Shockingly, when he was hauled back into court he admitted he would prefer to go to prison than carry out any more unpaid work.

Recorder Nicholas Syfret QC asked him: ”Would you rather go to prison than get out of bed and do unpaid work?”

Jobless Nilsson replied: ”It’s not that I want to go to prison it’s just that I don’t want to do unpaid work.”

Mr Syfret told him: ”It’s extraordinary that any young man could be so short of motivation that they are not prepared to attend unpaid work, and would rather spend time in prison.

”Regrettably you have left the court with no choice and as a result the suspended sentence will be activated.”

Coventry Crown Court heard grinning Nilsson was originally sentenced on September 3 after he attacked a man at a nightclub in May.

He was given a six-month prison sentence suspended for a year, a 12 month supervision and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and 60 days on a specified activity.

He was also fitted with an electronic tag and ordered to comply with an 8pm-6am curfew for 16 weeks.

But the court heard he failed to turn up for work or comply with the supervision requirements on September 10 and 29, and tampered with his ankle tag on October 2 and October 21.

Richard Murray, defending, said Nilsson, who had no previous convictions, suffered from a ”lack of motivation”.

He added: ”He does not wish to waste any more of the court’s time or resources on this.

”He does not feel he will be able to complete the order and wants to take the punishment on the chin.”

Before his court appearance on Monday Nilsson bragged about his lack of respect for the court in a series of messages on Facebook.

Nilsson, who calls himself ‘The Most Locked Up Man In The Skydome’ – in reference to Coventry’s main nightspot.

In one message he posted: ”Got put on tag n that for headbutting some geezer a few months ago down town n iv breached my tag like 4 times n breached my c.s and probation as well so im back in court friday n gettin re-sentanced.”

In another he boasted about ignoring the curfew and damaging his tag.

He wrote: ”I was probly ment to be in at 8 n didnt get in till whatever time… ended up cuttin my tag off when i got home aswell haha.”

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