WHAT's been described as "football kick" to the head of a customer has led to a seven-month home detention for a Queenstown manager in New Zealand.
Former Fiji resident Rishi Kumar, 34, was yesterday convicted of intent to injure causing injury to a customer on August 30 when he punched the victim, swung him around, threw him to the ground, stood on his torso and finally kicked the man in the head.
He's been sentenced to seven month's home detention and 200 hours community work and also ordered to pay the victim $200 reparation and $2000 in emotional harm reparation by December 20.
The Otago Times reported Mr Kumar, after the attack, proceeded to "quite calmly" grab a bucket of water and return to the scene of the incident to clean up the victim's blood.
Judge Kevin Phillips described Kumar's reaction to a trespassing customer as "highly unusual" and did not accept the defence's statement that Kumar had been fearful or in "survival mode".
"I am trying to work out why you would snap at the victim the way you did," Judge Philips said.
Defence counsel Phena Byrne said Kumar's reaction was "impulsive" and reactive to the intoxicated victim's racial abuse. Judge Phillips said he took into account Kumar's character references as a "hard working family man" and his analysis showed a low likelihood of reoffending.