Man found with fake .357 Magnum revolver and knife in Surbiton 'wanted to scare people who hated him'

Arash Falahati appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday

Arash Falahati appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Friday

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A drunken man carried a fake revolver and knife to scare people who hated him, a court has heard.

Paramedics were called on July 20 to help Arash Falahati, 21, who was found drunk in St Mark’s Hill in Surbiton.

But they discovered a fake .357 Magnum revolver and a purple kitchen knife inside his rucksack and called police.

After being taken to Kingston Hospital to be assessed, he then asked attending officers: “Where is my gun and knife?”

Falahati, of Kestrel Close, Kingston, pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation fireman and possession of a knife in public place at an earlier hearing.

At his sentencing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, prosecutor Stuart Stevens said: "The defendant was drunk and possibly under the influence of drugs."

When asked why he was carrying the weapons, Mr Stevens said Falahati told officers: “There’s a lot of people that hate me – I’m going to scare them.”

Jobless Falahati, who lives with his mother, was given a 12-month community order and ordered to complete a thinking skills programme.

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12:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DB says...

Is there actually any point in going through the legal system if this is the result that we get. Fair enough, it sounds as though a 'Thinking Skills' course could be hard work for this pondlife, but is it really a deterrent?
Is there actually any point in going through the legal system if this is the result that we get. Fair enough, it sounds as though a 'Thinking Skills' course could be hard work for this pondlife, but is it really a deterrent? DB
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1:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

kurwamac says...

It's illegal to carry an imitation fireman? Who knew?
It's illegal to carry an imitation fireman? Who knew? kurwamac
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12:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Mind the gap says...

"12-month community order and ordered to complete a thinking skills programme." Sadly this is not a joke, the only joke here is our justice system. The people responsible for this will shrug their shoulders with a "so what" attitude when this individual goes on to commit further crimes.
"12-month community order and ordered to complete a thinking skills programme." Sadly this is not a joke, the only joke here is our justice system. The people responsible for this will shrug their shoulders with a "so what" attitude when this individual goes on to commit further crimes. Mind the gap
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

KTKingston says...

I live near this idiot. He is a lout and a walking talking ASBO. Why wasn't he locked up for this. Would've done the whole neighbourhood a favour
I live near this idiot. He is a lout and a walking talking ASBO. Why wasn't he locked up for this. Would've done the whole neighbourhood a favour KTKingston
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