Pool prank man banned from pub

A DRUNKEN prankster who was jailed following his antics with a pool ball has now been banned from the seafront bar where the incident took place.Richard Parker was sent to prison for 28 days after a night out in Felixstowe got out of hand when he decided to take off his clothes and walk through a hotel bar with a pool-table ball wedged between his buttocks.

A DRUNKEN prankster who was jailed following his antics with a pool ball has now been banned from the seafront bar where the incident took place.

Richard Parker was sent to prison for 28 days after a night out in Felixstowe got out of hand when he decided to take off his clothes and walk through a hotel bar with a pool-table ball wedged between his buttocks.

The 26-year-old builder, who had recently won a place in a snooker team, carefully dropped the ball from his behind into a drip tray at the bar, having previously urinated in the pocket of a pool table.

Today Anant Singh, manager of the Flying Boat bar in the Marlborough Hotel in Sea Road, said Parker had been banned following the incident.

Mr Singh said: “I do know him and on previous occasions he has been a bit rowdy and I have had to ask him to calm down - he has done that in the past and behaved himself.

“Because he has listened to me, I have allowed him to carry on drinking in my pub.

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“I was not there when this incident with the pool ball happened - when my staff rang me I was a bit shocked and felt this behaviour was totally out of order and I could not allow that to happen, and so I have had to ban him.”

Parker, of Holland Road, Felixstowe was given a 28-day prison sentence for criminal damage, failing to surrender to custody and breaching a conditional discharge by obstructing a police officer.

He was ordered to pay £260 to the pub to repair the damaged pool table and have the carpet cleaned.

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