The Christchurch man who shot himself intentionally hacking and wheezing on individuals in a market has conceded.

Thirty-eight-year-old Raymond Coombs showed up in the Christchurch District Court by means of video interface on Monday morning, accused of jeopardizing life by criminal disturbance and check of a clinical official of wellbeing.


He had asserted the video he recorded at Fresh Choice market in Barrington and transferred to Facebook was an “intoxicated trick”.

On Monday evening police dropped the charge of deterrent and altered the charge of jeopardizing life to ‘carrying on in a hostile way’, which he conceded to.

His legal counselor told the court he is colossally repentant and Coombs additionally gave an expression of remorse.

“It was a silly harsh act, and I think twice about it – I truly do,” he said.

Judge Jane McMeeken reprimanded Coombs, saying he has acted in a “shocking design”.

“It’s indispensably essential to our nation we escape lockdown as quickly as time permits. Your activities could’ve halted that.”

Coombs has been discharged on bail and will show up on April 19 for condemning.

Altered by – NZ Fiji Times

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