Branxton loaded gun take-away bandit jailed

March 12, 2024 8:10 am in by
The former Chinese take-away, 28 in Branxton. Image: Google Maps

A man who fled a Branxton Chinese restaurant shoeless after going back with a loaded shotgun to complain about his order has been jailed.

David Brian Shinner was upset at the quality of his take-away sweet and sour pork from 28 Chinese in October 2022 describing it as “rock hard” and “burnt.”

He told police after his arrest he wanted a decent meal. He said he paid all that money and got crap.

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Newcastle Local Court heard the 61-year-old went back with the gun to demand a replacement.

The owner snatched the gun away from Shinner when it was dropped on the table.

He was sentenced to three and a half years behind bars with a non-parole period of two years and one month.

The restaurant has since closed down.