A MILTON man who broke into a home and helped himself to a meal and a lie down is spending six months behind bars.
In Nowra Local Court, Cameron Lander-Ritchie, 21, of Mimosa Park Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of break, enter and steal.
Lander-Ritchie had previously shared an address with his victim and was on a good behaviour bond when he broke into his home on July 21 last year.
The victim had gone away for a night with his girlfriend when Lander-Ritchie kicked in the front door and helped himself to the pantry.
He heated up some macaroni and cheese in the microwave and sat down at the table to eat.
Leaving the bowl and the meal wrapper in the kitchen, he then went to have a sleep in the spare room.
At some point he threw a didgeridoo out of the bedroom window.
The victim returned the following day to find his didgeridoo lying among glass in the car park, the front door kicked in and the bathroom fly screen removed.
When he contacted police he told them it had happened before, but he did not report it as he had wanted to give Lander-Ritchie a break.
Police obtained fingerprints from the scene which matched to Lander-Ritchie and arrested him on October 20.
Four days later, Lander-Ritchie was in trouble again; this time for arguing with a young woman.
He pushed her into a brick wall, pulled her hair and kneed her in the head.
The following day he was in breach of an AVO for parking outside her mother’s home.
This was followed up five days later by an incident at Ulladulla Youth Centre during which the young woman heard a drunk Lander-Ritchie was going to rape and bash her.
However he grabbed another man and pushed him into a car, denting a panel.
After he was arrested, Lander-Ritchie spat at a police officer.
In court Lander-Ritchie also faced an assault charge from October 1.
At the time he was on a Milton property he had previously been told to stay away from.
Told to leave, he shaped up to his victim, punched him in the face, kicked him in the neck and punched him in the kidneys.
In Nowra Local Court, Lander-Ritchie pleaded guilty to four charges of breaching bail, two charges of assault and AVO breach and one charge each of assault causing actual bodily harm; assault police; damaging property; break, enter and steal; stalking and enter enclosed land without lawful excuse.
Lander-Ritchie was admitted to Oolong House on November 6, but was discharged less than two weeks later for leaving without permission.
He has been held on remand since November 30 and will be eligible for parole on May 29.