A man tried to set fire to a service station because it was out of sausage rolls, according to reports in Australia.
Scott Jason Bryant, 40, allegedly became enraged when he discovered the Caltex Service Station in Northgate, Brsibane had run out of the food at about 12.30am, the Sydney Morning Herald reported
The Brisbane District Court heard that Bryant first threatened console operator Bruce McNeil, telling him he would detonate a bomb in his backpack if not provided with food.
Bryant then allegedly left the shop and used the bowsers to spill petrol on the ground, which he then tried unsuccessfully to ignite with a cigarette lighter.
He was arrested a short time later and charged with one count each of making a bomb hoax, committing acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, and possessing cannabis.
The court heard that Bryant had a history of alcohol and drug abuse and had relapsed shortly before the alleged incident.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Paul Hodge told the court Bryant was drunk at the time.
‘‘It’s a very extreme reaction for not being able to satisfy somebody’s need for the munchies when they’ve had something to drink,’’ Magistrate Alan Taylor said.
The matter will be mentioned again later this month.