A TENBY man was warned he was on a slippery slope after a penis picture appeared on a hotel wall.

Daniel Thomas Bain, care of The Maudlins, pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to court and three criminal damage offences when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, February 12.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft from a shop at a previous hearing.

The court heard that Bain took a bottle of £5 cider from Tesco, Pembroke Dock, January 16, and stole £10 of alcohol from the same shop two days later.

Prosecuting, Abul Hussain said Bain and other males had been captured on CCTV spray painting a picture of a penis and the words Tenby BMT on the Giltar Hotel, Tenby, on October 2.

A green line was also found on a Honda Civic and a Suzuki motorcycle which were parked in the area.

Mr Hussain added that Bain, 18, denied drawing the genitalia image.

“In interview he said he was heavily intoxicated which is the reason that the damage was caused.”

Jonathan Webb, defending, said Bain had been unable to attend an earlier hearing due to illness, had admitted walking out of the store without paying for the alcohol while intoxicated, and accepted he had caused criminal damage.

“All the paint damage to the car washed away.

“Mr Bain and friends had been out, they were all intoxicated and were messing around to a criminal standard.

“Mr Bain accepts he had the green paint.”

The court heard that a hotel employee spent a day repainting the wall following Bain’s actions, and Mr Webb added that the motorcycle in question had been taken away as it was abandoned.

“It shows a level of immaturity. Since turning 18 he has become involved with the wrong crowd and committed petty offences.”

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work and a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Bain was ordered to pay a total of £285 in compensation, costs and a surcharge.

The chairman of the bench said: “You are on a very slippery slope.”