A drunk dad-of-six turned up to a KFC with a Samurai sword while buying his children a meal at 1am.
Martin Williams, 39, had downed six pints of Stella when he rode to the fried chicken outlet's restaurant in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent on a moped, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live.
He then argued with another group of customers before the sword fell to the floor from inside his trousers.
Police went on to recover three knives, including the sword and, after being arrested, Williams was subsequently handed a nine-month sentence, which has been suspended for two years in consideration of his childcare responsibilities.
On the incident that happened last July, Prosecutor Antony Longworth said: "He was arrested for being unfit to drive through drink or drugs."
The defendant said his partner had thrown his belongings out in the street, which was why he was in possession of the sword and knives at the KFC branch.
Williams went on to plead guilty to three charges of possessing a bladed article, drink-driving and driving without insurance.
He was also in breach of a 12-month community order for possession of an offensive weapon – a baseball bat – in public.
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Jason Holt, mitigating, said the defendant had been split from his partner for some time before the incident, adding: "She chose to throw items on the street on that night and he wanted to recover them.
"The children decided to go to KFC. They took advantage knowing he was in drink. He went there at their request. He did not brandish the sword."
Mr Holt said the defendant has self referred to MIND and drug and alcohol services and is aware that, if he drinks alcohol while on an alcohol abstinence course, he will be sent to prison.
Williams must also complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 30 days, a thinking skills programme and an alcohol abstinence and monitoring programme for 120 days.
He also received a two-year driving ban.
Judge David Fletcher said: "Had it not been for the fact you have the day to day care for six children you would be going down the stairs today. The sword is a fearsome looking item."
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