A diner broke a chef’s leg – after complaining the meal he’d ordered at a Leeds pub was taking too long.
Hussein Yusuf confronted chef Roger Mwebeiha outside the Victoria pub on Roundhay Road, near Sheepscar, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Yusuf, 23, of Oatland Drive, Little London, Leeds, kicked Mr Mwebeiha so hard it fractured both bones in his victim’s lower leg and fractured his kneecap.
The stricken chef spent 13 weeks in hospital as surgeons battled to repair the complicated fractures.
Yusuf fled after the attack and was only arrested after he went back to the pub a year later and was recognised by the manager who alerted police.
He was yesterday jailed for 15 months after admitting grievous bodily harm.
Prosecutor, Carmel Pearson said Yusuf had been drinking at the packed pub on January 30 2010 and approached Mr Mwebeiha late that night to ask if he would cook him a meal.
The chef agreed, but the court head Yusuf kept going in to the kitchens to pester Mr Mwebeiha, asking if the food was ready yet.
Mr Mwebeiha eventually got fed up with Yusuf and gave him his money back.
Miss Pearson said at 3am the next morning Yusuf again asked the chef to cook him a meal and Mr Mwebiha agreed.
But Yusuf continued to argue with the chef and attacked him in the pub garden after the kitchen had closed.
Yusuf’s lawyer Nick Hammond said: “It was an isolated incident, no doubt fuelled by alcohol. This was a single blow, there was no follow up punch.”
Jailing Yusuf. Judge James Spencer QC told him: “Although it was very late, you ordered your food. When it wasn’t immediately produced you were complaining.”
Judge Spencer added: “You seized him and kicked him with suck violence that his leg was broken in three places. You put him in hospital and he had painful treatment. There is no mitigation for what you did.”