DRUNK DAD: Wayne Chapman faced the Maroochydore Magistrates Court.
DRUNK DAD: Wayne Chapman faced the Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

Babysitter refuses to give child back to drunk dad

A 38-YEAR-old man set off on a destructive rampage across the Coast when his son's babysitter refused to let him back in his care.

Wayne David Chapman was "too drunk" when he went to pick up his nine-year-old son from the babysitter's Mudjimba home, just down the street from his own.

The babysitter's unwillingness to return the child enraged Chapman, who not only threw a brick at the babysitter but then went to his other babysitter's house at Pacific Paradise and caused more carnage.

He pleaded guilty in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court to one count of public nuisance, common assault and four counts of wilful damage.

The court heard about 5pm on March 3, Chapman went to pick up his child and when refused, attacked the babysitter and threw another brick at her car, smashing the window.

He then went to the other babysitter's house and asked them to help get his son back.

When the second babysitter refused, Chapman ripped out the mailbox from the yard and began to bang the side of the house with it.

Just as he ripped off the screen door and grabbed the man inside by his neck, the babysitter's housemate pulled up in her car.

She tried to calm him down but Chapman started to kick and punch her car.

Neighbours called the police and Chapman was arrested.

The court was told Chapman was so drunk he didn't remember any of the violent tirade.

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin said the babysitter did the right thing by not returning the child.

He said he was worried Chapman may have ruined the good relationships the child had with the babysitters.

Mr McLaughlin ordered Chapman to stay behind bars until his parole release on April 3.

He said Chapman would stay on parole for two months.