A DRUNK teenager told petrol station staff to hand over money, a court heard.

Colchester magistrates were told Jayden Forsythe did not usually drink but a trip to the Leather Bottle pub in Shrub End, Colchester, descended into chaos.

For no obvious reason the 18-year-old head-butted a window at the Texaco in Shrub End Road after drinking with his brother, the court heard.

No damage was caused but what followed frightened staff working there on December 1 last year.

Natalie Anforth, prosecuting, said: “He said ‘Give me the money’ and staff thought they were going to be robbed. Staff asked colleagues to press the panic button.

“Mr Forsythe was verbally aggressive and left, leaving them feeling alarmed and distressed.”

On the same evening, Forsythe threw a bottle at a BMW in Circular Road West, Colchester, causing £500 worth of damage to the windscreen and bonnet.

And spat at an officer while being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

The future construction worker admitted to all four charges of being drunk and disorderly, assault by beating of an emergency worker, criminal damage and using words to cause alarm or distress.

Ms Anforth added Forsythe had a vague recollection of the events but was “disgusted” by his actions.

Elliott Moulster, mitigating, explained the teen does not usually drink and had acted “completely out of character”.

He said: “He burst into the shop under the influence of alcohol making threats. It was the alcohol doing all the talking.

“But he completely accepts the threats are unacceptable.”

He added: “He’s not your stereotypical hooligan going out looking for trouble.”

Chairman of the bench, Martin Stuchfield, told Forsythe it was a “very serious cocktail of incidents”.

He said: “I accept you’re a young man but spitting at an emergency worker is horrendous. It’s a shocking thing to do.

“The amount of anxiety you’ve put that officer under...at the end of the day he’s a person going about his daily work.

“There’s no justification for you abusing him the way you did.”

For doing so Forsythe, of Abbey Field View, Colchester, must pay £200 compensation and £500 to the BMW driver.

Alongside his 12-month community order, he must complete 80 hours of unpaid work.