2008 Big Brother runner-up Rory Ammon was this week convicted on charges relating to an incident last October in Geelong.
Ammon pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates’ Court to resisting police, refusing to state his name and address, indecent language, riotous behaviour and being drunk in a public place.
The court heard police arrived after Ammon’s taxi driver had asked them to get out but they had initially refused.
According to the Geelong Advertiser, Police prosecutor Sen-Constable Allen said, “After repeated requests Ammon got out and police observed he was unsteady on his feet and smelt of intoxicating liquor.
“He then became abusive yelling, ‘F…ing taxis, f…ing cops’.
When warned to behave himself, Ammon reportedly yelled, “‘I’m going to f…ing smash you’.”
When asked his details, he yelled, “F… off, you know who I am”.
After officers attempted to handcuff him, he resisted, was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed but continued to struggle with police until he was subdued with capsicum spray.
Ammon’s lawyer attributed the incident to the pressures of fame.
Despite his reality television appearance in 2008, magistrate Stephen Myall said he had never heard of Ammon (fair enough) or Big Brother (what the?).
Ammon was convicted on all counts, fined $1000 and banned from CBD nightspots for three months.
In October 2008, he was charged for his part in an alleged assault of a cyclist.
Source: Geelong Advertiser