Millbrook woman fined for spitting in neighbour's face

Millbrook woman fined for spitting in neighbour's face

Millbrook woman fined for spitting in neighbour's face

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A WOMAN who spat on a neighbour’s face while he tried to escape in a lift has been fined.

Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard that Samantha O’Dell, 21, made her victim feel “violated” after the incident at Millbrook Towers in Southampton on June 24.

The neighbour told police that he had been with his family and child and was returning to his floor on the tower block at about 6.30pm.

The lift door opened to reveal O’Dell, who began shouting and screaming at him.

Prosecutor Claire Hartman said: “He pressed the lift doors hoping he could get away from her but she put her hand across them.

“Before he could react she spat a large amount of phlegm at his face.

“He was not physically hurt but felt violated and said he would have preferred to be punched instead.

“Spitting is particularly degrading to the person on the receiving end.”

In mitigation the court heard that O’Dell had no previous convictions, and that she and the victim were involved in an ongoing dispute.

Will Day, representing O’Dell, said: “There are reasons behind it but unfortunately she’s only 21 and has now lost her good character.

“It’s right to say that there have been some arguments going back and forth and on this occasion she reacted in a bad way.

“She’s a single mum and she has two children at home.”

O’Dell pleaded guilty to a single charge of assault and was fined £110, as well as being ordered to pay £50 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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3:36pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Maine Lobster says...

Single mum on paper only probably!
Single mum on paper only probably! Maine Lobster
  • Score: 13

3:57pm Mon 11 Aug 14

St.Ray says...

Being spat at is probably the most disgusting thing that can happen. I can excuse almost any response to this foul act. He should have stepped out of the lift & whacked her so hard that she would have had trouble finding her own (foul) mouth. No punishment that she is likely to receive (if any) can compensate
Being spat at is probably the most disgusting thing that can happen. I can excuse almost any response to this foul act. He should have stepped out of the lift & whacked her so hard that she would have had trouble finding her own (foul) mouth. No punishment that she is likely to receive (if any) can compensate St.Ray
  • Score: 26

4:26pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Almostheavenly says...

No body knows this young girl at the end of the day yes what she did in a way was wrong she should of slapped the arse hole instead at least he may then not pick on other women big man
No body knows this young girl at the end of the day yes what she did in a way was wrong she should of slapped the arse hole instead at least he may then not pick on other women big man Almostheavenly
  • Score: -29

4:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

mrblunt says...

21yrs old. Single. 2children. Spits in peoples faces. Not a lot more needs said.
21yrs old. Single. 2children. Spits in peoples faces. Not a lot more needs said. mrblunt
  • Score: 31

5:07pm Mon 11 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

shes no lady.
shes no lady. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 17

6:27pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Karlsdale says how it is says...

Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap
Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap Karlsdale says how it is
  • Score: -28

6:29pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Almostheavenly wrote:
No body knows this young girl at the end of the day yes what she did in a way was wrong she should of slapped the arse hole instead at least he may then not pick on other women big man
What utter garbage. She is not a young girl or a lady, just filth. Doesn't matter what the argument is about, spitting at somebody is awful. Well, she has her name in lights and deserves her punishment.
[quote][p][bold]Almostheavenly[/bold] wrote: No body knows this young girl at the end of the day yes what she did in a way was wrong she should of slapped the arse hole instead at least he may then not pick on other women big man[/p][/quote]What utter garbage. She is not a young girl or a lady, just filth. Doesn't matter what the argument is about, spitting at somebody is awful. Well, she has her name in lights and deserves her punishment. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 12

6:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Big Mac says...

Karlsdale says how it is wrote:
Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap
Haven't you got some homework to do?
[quote][p][bold]Karlsdale says how it is[/bold] wrote: Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap[/p][/quote]Haven't you got some homework to do? Big Mac
  • Score: 14

6:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

Karlsdale says how it is wrote:
Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap
With illiterates like "u" as pals, she needs no enemies
[quote][p][bold]Karlsdale says how it is[/bold] wrote: Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap[/p][/quote]With illiterates like "u" as pals, she needs no enemies Dai Rear
  • Score: 13

11:32pm Mon 11 Aug 14

leanne victoria says...

I think you all need to hush down, and stop bumping your gums! She is my other halfs cousin! Yous dont know nothing about her or her family. And you certainly dont know what this so called man has down. Yes her reaction may have been wrong but she is a lovely woman. So unless yous have got something a bi better to say, move on to your next target. You bloody keyboard warriors!!!
I think you all need to hush down, and stop bumping your gums! She is my other halfs cousin! Yous dont know nothing about her or her family. And you certainly dont know what this so called man has down. Yes her reaction may have been wrong but she is a lovely woman. So unless yous have got something a bi better to say, move on to your next target. You bloody keyboard warriors!!! leanne victoria
  • Score: -12

4:05am Tue 12 Aug 14

Old Boscombe Lad says...

Big Mac wrote:
Karlsdale says how it is wrote:
Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap
Haven't you got some homework to do?
My sentiments too.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Karlsdale says how it is[/bold] wrote: Small minded people that leave comments slating others u do not no the story behind it so zip ur trap[/p][/quote]Haven't you got some homework to do?[/p][/quote]My sentiments too. Old Boscombe Lad
  • Score: 4

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