This James Bond needs a license to chill.
A British ex-con who shares a name — and little else — with debonair spy 007 has been sentenced to 27 months behind bars after threatening to “shoot cops in the teeth” during a six-hour standoff, the Sun reported.Bond, 55, left his Manchester neighbors shaken and stirred after guzzling vodka, not a martini, playing music at full blast and banging on his wall after skipping his anti-psychotic meds, according to the outlet.
He was seen throwing up and falling over in his garden before unleashing a rant at his neighbors, who were left “intimidated” and “nervous” by his unhinged behavior, prosecutor Lucy Wright said, the Sun reported.
“You are going to get leathered,” he yelled. “You are all going to get it! I am going to shoot you!”
When police were called a second time, Bond grabbed an orange BB gun and holed up upstairs, where he launched a verbal attack at them — telling them he would “shoot them in the teeth” as he waved the weapon at them.
After a six-hour standoff, he finally surrendered.
Bond, who has 18 previous convictions for 28 offenses, told the Minshull Street Crown Court that he was struggling to cope with the loss of his dad to COVID-19 just weeks before the incident.
His lawyer Iain Johnstone said he had not taken his anti-psychotic medication, adding that Bond faced losing his mother, who was hospitalized with the illness the same night.
She has since died.
“He is a gentleman who has managed despite the difficulties he has faced,” Johnstone said.
“He immediately gave an indication of a guilty plea and it does appear to be a one-off incident,” he said.
“In reality, (this case) is a 55-year-old man, drunk in his own house, with mental health problems. That is not the type of situation which represents serious disorder,” Johnstone added.
Judge Sophie McKone said Bond’s actions made for a “very frightening experience” for his neighbor.
“You continued to be aggressive and shouted at people for hours. It went on for hours and only after several hours of negotiation did you give yourself up,” she said. “It led to fear and terror on the streets.”
Bond pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with the intention to cause fear of violence and using threatening words and behavior. He was sentenced to 27 months in the slammer.