A PRISONER released on licence pulled the emergency cord on a train after an inspector caught him travelling without a ticket.
Tobias Joel Karim, 25, saw red when confronted over the £3.50 fare on a train between Brighouse and Huddersfield.
Kirklees magistrates were told how Karim refused to leave the Leeds-Huddersfield train.
Karim twice pulled the emergency cord, was abusive to the ticket inspector and kicked out at the train doors, the court heard.
Police were called and he was arrested at Huddersfield Railway Station.
Karim, who had been released from prison after serving 14 months of a three-year sentence for attacking his girlfriend in Milnsbridge, has been sent back to jail.
In court he gave his address as HMP Willesden.
Karim admitted obstructing a railway engine between Brighouse and Huddersfield by pulling the emergency cord.
He also admitted travelling on a Northern Rail train without having paid the £3.50 fare.
He denied disorderly behaviour and criminal damage. The prosecution offered no evidence and the charges were dismissed.
He was given a three-month jail sentence for obstructing the railway with no separate penalty for fare dodging. The sentence will run at the same time as his current jail term.
Mrs Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said Karim was found without a ticket on the 21.08 Leeds-Huddersfield train on January 10 this year.
He told the inspector he had no money and was ordered to get off at Brighouse.
At Brighouse he refused to leave and was threatened with the police.
He told the inspector: “Call the police. Tell them it’s Tobias.”
After the train left Brighouse, Karim told the inspector he had just been released from prison, but his grandad had died while he was inside and he wasn’t able to go to the funeral.
He was told the police would be waiting at Huddersfield.
A short time later the emergency cord was pulled and the inspector found Karim next to it.
It was re-set but Karim pulled it again.
Mr Mark Brookes, for Karim, said his client had been jailed for three years for GBH and other offences at Bradford Crown Court in November 2011.
He had been released on licence in January this year on condition he live at a bail hostel in Dewsbury and feared he would be late back.
Mr Brookes said Karim had been recalled to prison and was expected to serve out his full sentence.
In July 2011, Karim attacked his girlfriend Julie Tebble fracturing her jaw. He also attacked her friend Stacey Temple, biting her on the cheek.
Honorary Recorder of Bradford Judge James Stewart QC branded him a “coward” for the attack on two women.