An alcoholic who was banned from all the pubs in Dacorum will now serve five months in prison for stealing beer and threatening to torch a taxi firm.
John Dell, 52, of Springfield, Gossoms End, was handed the sentence at St Albans Magistrates Court on Monday after being found guilty of a string of offences.
They included threatening to torch the Tring Railway Station offices of John Taxis and the religiously aggravated harassment of three people on Friday, August 9.
The court heard how he stole a box of Stella Artois worth £11.89 from Shell in Berkhamsted on Wednesday, September 25.
He stole a box of Fosters worth £13.19 from the same garage not only the next day, but the day after that as well.
He was also found guilty of racially aggravated harassment in Watford on Sunday, September 22.
Dell was jailed for seven months last year after attacking the landlord of the Cow Roast Inn and smashing up glasses and pool cues at the pub.
St Albans Crown Court heard how he used racial abuse and smeared excrement all over the walls of his prison cell after being arrested.
He was given a suspended sentence for smashing up a table with an axe at The Lamb pub in Berkhamsted in 2010. In 2009, he was given six months in prison and a 12-month ban from all of Dacorum’s licensed premises in 2009 after pleading guilty to attacks, racial abuse, public disorder and vandalism.
After the 2009 sentencing, PC Martin Fisher said: “John Dell is a nasty individual who has made the lives of many people a misery and, despite warnings, continued to cause havoc in public places and licensed premises in Dacorum.”