A costly mistake: a drunken night out costs the unemployed $ 40,000 if he sets off the sprinklers in a popular restaurant
- Lachlan Scarfe appeared in Sydney court charged with a restaurant incident
- He caused more than $ 40,000 in damage to El Camino restaurant in The Rocks
- The court heard that he had lit the site’s sprinklers on an alcoholic night
A man has been ordered to pay more than $ 40,000 in compensation for damage caused by a restaurant’s sprinklers he caused by deliberately breaking a light in the toilet during a night out with alcohol.
Lachlan Scarfe, 20, appeared before a district court in Sydney on Wednesday for conviction for the incident at El Camino Cantina restaurant in The Rocks on August 22, 2020. Daily telegram reported.
The court heard how Scarfe was filmed hitting a light bulb on a toilet seat, shouting ‘Oi, film this! Look at this!’.
Lachlan Scarfe appeared in court on Wednesday after severely damaging a Sydney restaurant when he caused the venue’s sprinklers.
The sprinklers fired, and the restaurant estimated they lost an additional $ 30,000 in lost revenue because customers had to leave.
NSW Fire and Rescue estimated the cost of responding to the alarm at $ 250,000, the court heard.
Mr. Scarfe was ordered to pay $ 43,161 to the restaurant’s insurer – a fraction of the total cost of his actions.
Scarfe’s attorney Jeremy Wood told the court that his client was ‘very intoxicated’ at the time and ‘he doesn’t even understand why he did it’.
The El Camino Cantina restaurant at The Rocks in Sydney (pictured) estimated they lost $ 30,000 in revenue when they were forced to evacuate diners, the court heard.
Mr Wood said that Scarfe had lost his job due to the Covid-19 lockdown and that he was acting as a result, adding that he had mental health problems.
Scarfe did not remember the incident because of how drunk he was, the court heard.
Magistrate Michael Barko sentenced Scarfe to an 18-month court order for deliberately or recklessly damaging property, as well as .6 grams of cocaine with which he was found on December 27, 2020.
Scarfe was also ordered to pay $ 43,161 to the restaurant’s insurer.