Jobless woman smashed £10,000 bottles of booze in five-minute Aldi wrecking ...

Jobless woman smashed £10,000 bottles of booze in five-minute Aldi wrecking ...
Jobless woman smashed £10,000 bottles of booze in five-minute Aldi wrecking ...

Barbara Stange-Alvarez (pictured) destroyed wine, spirits and beer when she went on the rampage in Aldi, St Albans Magistrates' Court was told

Barbara Stange-Alvarez (pictured) destroyed wine, spirits and beer when she went on the rampage in Aldi, St Albans Magistrates' Court was told

A jobless woman smashed £10,000 worth of alcohol in a five-minute meltdown because she 'lost the plot' in lockdown, a court has heard.

Barbara Stange-Alvarez destroyed wine, spirits and beer when she went on the rampage in Aldi, St Albans Magistrates' Court was told.

The 36-year-old from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, walked along the aisle at the local store and used her arm to sweep hundreds of bottles off the shelves, a judge heard.

Shocking footage showed the floor littered with shards of broken glass and huge puddles of alcohol after the incident on November 25, 2020.

The video also saw Stange-Alvarez slip on the mess, on to the bottles, and slice her hand open.

She yesterday pleaded guilty to criminal damage, racially aggravated common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence.

The latter was for hurling insults at a security guard at the hospital where she was taken to fix her hand.

Prosecutor Clinton Hadgill told the court: 'She made her way directly to the aisle where the alcohol is and proceeded to drag hundreds of bottles of alcohol off the shelf.'

He said on reaching the end of the aisle she went back to the beginning and repeated the exercise.

He said the defendant slipped and fell on to the broken glass around 90 seconds into the incident.

But she later stood at the end of the row and grabbed single bottles before slinging them on to the floor.

Mr Hadgill said a security guard from another store restrained Stange-Alvarez until police arrived.

The prosecutor said officers took the woman to Lister Hospital in Stevenage where she kicked

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