A MAN dressed as Morph walked into the home of his boss’ daughter in a bizarre incident having been thrown out of a work party for being drunk, a court heard.
After creeping about and speaking gibberish Michael Carvey, 26, turned on the woman’s fiancé and threw him across the room, badly dislocating his shoulder.
As a result of the attack Thomas Page needed to undergo surgery.
And the couple, who have three young children, have had to move away because of the shock of what they went through at the hands of their neighbour.
Tessa Hingston, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court that Carvey had been sick at a work party on Friday, January 10 and was sent home as he was so drunk.
At about 10pm Mr Page and Sarah Reason were watching TV with their three-year-old when they became aware of the intruder with his face covered.
“The person who came in to their house was the defendant dressed in fancy dress, a Morph suit," she said.
“He initially held his finger to his mouth in a ‘Shhh’ gesture. He told them ‘You know me.’ They at that stage had no idea who he was.
“He said ‘Come on Lee, you know me’, they both said ‘Who is Lee?’ She said Mr Page tried to challenge him but Carvey pinned him to the wall then hurled him across the room, dislocating his shoulder.
When he was arrested he told police Miss Reason’s father was his boss but said he could remember nothing of the night.
Carvey, 26, of Mallard Close, Dorcan, admitted grievous bodily harm.
Alex Daymond, defending, said his client had no idea why he did it as he still recalled none of it.
“What he did that night was wholly out of character, an isolated incident, he said.
“As a result of that he has lost his employment.”
“He had been quite highly valued having recently been promoted.
Passing sentence Judge Tim Mousley QC said: “In the cold and sober light of day you said to the police that you were extremely sorry for what you had done.
He imposed a 12-month jail term suspended for two years, ordered him to do 250 hours of unpaid work, observe a night time curfew for six months and pay £500 compensation and £100 surcharge.