Lyle Moe, aged 23, was laying in the street when a paramedic arrived at the scene in order to try and help Moe in Manchester in April this year.
Not knowing what was wrong or what had happened to Moe, the paramedic approached him as he lay motionless on the floor.
As the paramedic got closer to Moe, he could see that Moe was snoring and was laying under a coat. Moe had been drinking and was drunk having consumed too much alcohol.
Without warning and without reason, Moe told the Paramedic: ‘You are in danger. I will remember your face’.
Moe had to be restrained with some help from the police, before he was arrested and taken away after continuing to be aggressive towards the paramedic and other members of the emergency services.
Because of his actions, Moe, of Wimpenny House, Oldham, Greater Manchester has now been sent to prison for six months after pleading guilty to one count of assault by beating.
During sentencing, it was heard that the paramedic who attended the scene had to put considerable effort into trying to rouse Moe after smelling alcohol and hearing Moe ‘snore loudly’.
Moe response to the paramedic was: ‘give me a minute’ – seeming to indicate that he wanted to spend more time sleeping on the floor.
The Paramedic then rolled Moe over in order to try and make him more comfortable and to make it easier for Moe to breath. But the court heard how it was at this point, that Moe became aggressive.
Moe threw a punch at the paramedic which ended up grazing the paramedics face. The paramedic managed to avoid the full force of the fist that had been aimed squarely at him.
Prosecutors explained to the court that Moe told the paramedic to ‘f__k off’ and said ‘leave me alone’.
Moe then threatened to kill the paramedic and said that he would slit the paramedics throat. The Paramedic attempted to try and restrain Moe until police backup arrived at the scene.
When he was interviewed by officers, Moe apologised for his behaviour and said he could not recall what had happened because he had been drunk.
Defending Moe, Alex Langhorn said both of Moe’s parents are deceased, leaving him without an adult role model.
Mr Langhorn said: ‘It is to alcohol he turns upon when there is a problem, ‘It’s that which is at the heart of all of this.’
The court was also told about a previous incident where Moe had turned up to a meeting scheduled with the probation service whilst drunk.
He was previously handed a suspended prison sentence after being found in possession of a knife and after being caught fighting in Piccadilly.
Mr Langhorn appealed for the judge to defer sentence, in order to allow Moe to show that he can try and abstain from drinking.
But sending Moe to prison for 6-months, Judge Richard Mansell QC said:
‘This assault was committed against a public servant who was trying to assist you.
‘It’s clear that alcohol is the root cause of your offending.’
The judge said Moe was ‘either unable to unwilling to engage’ with the probation service.
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