A South West magistrate has labelled a young man the “poster boy” of acting without thinking after he admitted to stealing food and alcohol from a pub last month. On September 13, Jeremiah Frederick Heycox, 20, and three juveniles entered the Manjimup Hotel through the back door and proceeded to eat food and drink alcohol they had stolen from the kitchen before being caught on CCTV footage. The court was told Heycox was heavily intoxicated at the time and believed he was within his rights to enter the premises and take the food after being told by another person the backdoor was always open. He was later arrested on September 18 with one of the co-accused and both were transported to the Manjimup police station, admitting to their wrong doing during an interview. Heycox pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary, which applied because the three co-accused were all under 18, and one count of stealing, when he faced Manjimup Magistrates Court on October 7. Duty lawyer Gemma Horstman, who represented the man, said he had cut back significantly on his alcohol consumption and was going to “pull his head in” and straighten his life out going forward. Heycox told the court he planned on getting a job in the coming weeks and was trying to secure stable accommodation. Magistrate Robert Young told the man to think before acting and not to take other people’s advice at face value. Heycox was fined $1500 and granted a spent conviction to help with future employment opportunities.