Safety Bay teenager faces court after punching Forum security guard

Photo: File image.
Photo: File image.

A Safety Bay teenager who punched a Mandurah Forum security guard after stealing a T-shirt has been ordered to undertake a community based program. 

Jayden Granucci, 18, pleaded guilty to common assault and stealing from City Beach when he appeared in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday. 

Police prosecutor Tamara Read told the court Granucci set the security alarms off at the surf store about 12.20pm on September 26, 2018.

Senior Constable Read said Granucci was detained outside the store before punching the security guard, causing swelling and tenderness. 

Magistrate Anne Longden said Granucci was lucky to have only been charged with common assault and stealing.

It’s a bad situation all round.

Magistrate Anne Longden

“It’s a bad situation all round,” she said.

Granucci was ordered to undertake an eight-month community based order with supervision and program requirements.