A woman left an elderly good Samaritan with a horrific injury to his arm after tricking her way into his home claiming she had just been attacked.
Donna Greechan left her 77-year-old victim “hysterical” with pain after trapping his arm in a door and leaving him with a severe gash down to his tendon.
Leeds Crown Court heard Greechan subjected the man to a five-hour ordeal after knocking on the door of his home in Beeston around 11pm on June 4 this year.
Greechan told the old man that she had just been attacked and was allowed into the property to get help.
Stephanie Hancock, prosecuting, said Greechan then asked for a glass of whisky when she got inside and became aggressive when she was only allowed a small amount.
Greechan then stayed at the house drinking the man’s alcohol until 4am despite his repeated requests for her to leave. She continued to be threatening towards him and wandered through the rooms of the house, taking bottles of whisky and sherry.
At one point Greechan removed her clothes and sat completely naked in his living room. The man called for a taxi on two occasions but Greechan still refused to leave.
Greechan became violent and punched the man repeatedly in the arm when he tried to usher her out of the house. She also swung a glass bottle at him, striking a glancing blow.
The pensioner was then badly injured when Greechan closed the back door on his arm, leaving a gash on his left wrist.
Miss Hancock said the victim was “extremely distressed and hysterical.”
Police were contacted after Greechan left and they found her a short time later, heavily drunk, laying face down on a nearby driveway.
The victim needed a skin graft operation on the wound and has suffered a loss of grip as a result. The court heard he has felt unsafe in his home since the incident.
Greechan, of Silk Mill Drive, Horsforth, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.
John Batchelor, for Greechan, said her client had been drinking vodka before going to Holbeck of Leeds to prostitute herself in a bid to make more money to buy alcohol.
He said Greechan had an alcohol problem and much of her previous convictions were drink-related. He said Greechan accepted the offence was serious and she had come to court expecting to be sent to prison.
Jailing Greechan for 12 months, judge Guy Kearl QC told her that the offence was aggravated by the fact she had targeted a vulnerable victim who was in his own home.
He said: “He was previously willing to act as a good Samaritan but this is the way you treated him and he will no longer do so to people who visit his house.”