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A sloshed Ramsgate man armed himself with a crossbow when he went out looking for more vodka... and came close to being shot by police!
But Markus Dowlett was so doped up on cocaine and booze he couldn’t find his way back to the flat!
He ended up trying to get into the flat of two total strangers where terrified mum-of-two Lucy Day and Stewart Harris were looking after their one-year-old child.
"He saw a man sitting at the bottom of the steps who appeared to be shouting into a mobile phone.
“He had dried blood on his lips. He then made his way up the stairs.
"He realised the man was either intoxicated or under the influence of something else, “ he added.
The prosecutor said Ms Day shouted she could see Dowlett loading the weapon with a gold and silver bolt.
“He appeared to be smiling and Mr Harris was four steps away from his front door when the crossbow was then being pointed towards him.
“He was extremely scared and immediately closed the door and called the police.
"Dowlett then started to kick the door and shouted: ‘Let me in’. He then said he was sorry", he added.
Dowlett then walked out of the building and was seen to fire the bolt towards a building... but not before lying on the ground shouting: “I love you” while undoing his trousers!
He later told police he had been taking a mixture of cannabis, cocaine and vodka and he went for some more booze – but then thought he had returned to his own flat!
Rebecca Nieto, defending, said police had been given the go-ahead to use their weapons but “he was so intoxicated he wasn’t aware what was happening.”
"But you have got to stop drinking - and stop completely!”
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