Salesman attacks homeowner with DUSTER after he refused to buy goods and faces Christmas behind bars
A door-to-door salesman faces Christmas behind bars after assaulting and foul-mouthing a homeowner with a feather duster.
Shocked, Fenn Settle was attacked for refusing to buy something after he came to talk to criminal Sonny Brewitt after he had abused his girlfriend.
The couple said they both told the 20-year-old they weren’t interested in buying the household items he was selling, but the seller lost his temper and attacked.
Brewitt of Kingston-upon-Hull was sentenced to 14 weeks in an institution for young offenders on Wednesday.
The incident was caught on the house’s own doorbell camera, as well as another one across the street.
In doorbell footage, Brewitt can be seen punching Settle, 30, and then said he was going to punch him.
In the video, Brewitt can be heard saying, “I’ll headbutt your dunk” before quickly becoming very aggressive.
He told Mr. Settle to “get out of his way” while removing his jacket, appearing to challenge him to a fight.
He then branded Mr. Settle a “fat jerk” and said he was going to get some scissors.
Brewitt then smacked the financial adviser with a green duster on a pole and repeatedly called him ‘f*****gd*v’.
In the video, captured on footage from his door and from his neighbor’s doorbell across the street, Mr Settle can be seen extending his arm to protect himself before the man throws a fake punch.
Brewitt said, ‘Honestly, mate, I’ll put the leather on you. I’ll get some scissors out of this bag.
‘You’re a fat fellow.’
Brewitt can be seen punching Settle, 30, and then said he was going to punch him.
The vendor then went to remove his jacket while yelling at Mr. Settle to “get out of his way” to fight.
Brewitt repeatedly called Mr. Settle a ‘f*****gd*v’ as he became increasingly aggressive
As Brewitt approached with the metal duster, Mr. Settle was heard to say ‘Call the police, call the police’.
Brewitt then hit Mr. Settle with the duster and yelled at him: “Fucking gd*v, don’t talk to me like a fucking jerk,” he added.
I’ve had enough of you. Never talk to someone like that, d*v.’
Brewitt threw the duster with such force that it ended up 10 feet inside Fenn’s home in North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire on November 18.
Police were called to the scene and Brewitt was arrested and charged with assault by battery, public order (section 4) and operating without a peddler’s license.
The public order offense was the use of threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behavior with the intent to make that person believe that any person will use immediate unlawful violence against that person.
He was remanded in custody and appeared in court the next day, where he admitted to all three offences.
Brewitt, from Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, was sentenced at Hull Magistrates’ Court.
He was given 14 weeks custody in a youth offenders institution and ordered to pay Mr Fenn £156.
Brewitt then grabbed a green duster on a metal pole from her bag as she continued to yell at the couple.
The footage shows the moment he violently struck Mr Settle over the head with the feather duster.
Reliving the ordeal, Mr Fenn said: “I was upstairs on the phone with my mum, waiting for a delivery from Amazon, so my partner Nicola went to answer the door.”
‘My other half said ‘No thanks’ and went to close the door. He yelled at her.
‘I fell at this point, correctly lost it. He came at me with one of those telescoping dusters on a metal pole, he hit me over the head with it.
Fenn added: “I’m not worried about myself, I’m a former 20-stone rugby player.
“But there are a lot of single women and retirees near where I live, it’s a calm and quiet area.
Fenn said she was left with a small cut on her arm and a bump on her head.
About the sentence, he added: “I think it’s really sad that he won’t be spending Christmas and New Years with his family because of his actions.”
“My concern was less for myself than for my neighbors, many of whom are elderly.”