Man charged after smashing pumpkins
A carnival worker has been arrested after falling asleep among the smashed pumpkins and smeared vegetables he allegedly left behind during a rampage in an exhibition hall at a regional NSW show.
The 25-year-old allegedly broke into the hall at the Inverell Showgrounds, smashed up the pumpkins and smeared other vegetables that were part of the exhibition across the walls and floor.
Some of the vegetables were also eaten.
Police said members of the 150-year-old Inverell Show Society who open their show on Friday were at the showground about 7am on Thursday when they saw the exhibition hall doors open and discovered the man and the vandalism.
The man was found asleep surrounded by the pumpkins and officers from New England Police District were called.
The man woke and left the hall but was arrested in a toilet block nearby.
He was charged with break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence.
The man appeared in court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to the offence, being sentenced to nine months of intensive corrections order.