A man has been banned from drinking alcohol after contacting the emergency services and claiming to be Nicki Minaj.
Steven Brown, from Crumlin, Co Antrim, dialled 999 twice on Christmas Day despite having an ASBO prohibiting him from calling the number. In the first call he claimed two men were threatening his life. Belfast High Court heard that the man was too intoxicated to provide further information.
After making the first call at 10:15am on December 25 he then called again, 5 minutes later to cancel the first call. It was during this conversation that he claimed he was Minaj and that there was a poltergeist in his house.
Sky News reports that Brown had recently been released “after serving a sentence for offences of a similar nature” and that he was an alcoholic.
Judge Lord Justice Coghlin released Brown on bail of £250, banned him from possessing and consuming alcohol and from dialling 999, except in an emergency, and putting him under a 10pm-7am curfew.