A TEENAGER has been ordered to pay a shopkeeper compensation after admitting racist behaviour.
Terri Stitt, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, appeared before Huddersfield magistrates yesterday.
The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of racially aggravated threatening behaviour.
She also admitted being drunk and disorderly and in possession of a knife on a separate occasion.
Magistrates were told that the teenager was at Poplar Stores convenience shop in Birkby just before 9pm on August 8.
She stood in the doorway smoking while her friend was inside.
Shop owner Imran Ahmed asked Stitt to move away from the door as smoke was coming into the shop.
She started shouting at him, calling him a ‘black b******’ and telling him to go back to his own country.
Mr Ahmed banned her from the store for her racist language, but she was arrested after returning the following evening and hurling verbal abuse at him again.
Stitt admitted the offence but told police she couldn’t remember the details of what she said because she had been smoking cannabis.
She was arrested again on October 1 while on bail at Leeds Road in Huddersfield.
Stitt was aggressive and unsteady on her feet and when police tried to restrain her she produced a kitchen knife and began stabbing at a road sign.
Officers disarmed her and in interview she admitted she had been drinking a lot and regularly carried knives to protect herself.
Jonathan Slawinski, defending, said Stitt suffered from borderline personality disorder and had a history of self-harm as well as a drinking problem.
He said: "With somebody with her makeup and background it does not surprise me to see her in the system.
"Her personality disorder has contributed to these offences as has drinking excessively.
"These are contributing factors but not an excuse. She has recognised these issues need dealing with."
But magistrates slammed Stitt’s behaviour as ‘appalling’ and gave her an 18-month supervision order, including alcohol treatment and addressing her racial issues.
The confiscation and destruction of her knife was ordered.
Magistrates also ordered her to pay Mr Ahmed £170 compensation.