Faisal Hussain, 26, has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and must carry out 180 hours of unpaid community service for scaring kids on Halloween with a stun gun.
He opened the door to unsuspecting children who were playing ‘trick or treat’ and activated a stun gun and then put the video up on his Facebook page.
Bradford Crown Court was shown the footage of Hussain putting on the Balaclava and then opening the door for the children and activating the stun gun.
The Judge said he had ‘frightened the living daylights out of them.’
Prosecutor Kirsten Mercer said after police received an anonymous call they looked on Hussain’s Facebook page and found the video.
Officers arrested Hussain and the stun gun was taken away for forensics which confirmed it was a prohibited weapon.
In the video he can be heard saying in Mirpuri ‘You are Pakistani and you are doing trick or treating’ and ‘run away from here’ while pointing the activated stun gun at the children who run away terrified.
Hussain told police he was only playing a prank and meant no harm to the children but did not realise the seriousness of his actions at the time.
Hussain pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possessing a prohibited weapon.
Judge Hunt said it was an “act of supreme folly.”
Judge hunt also accepted that Hussain intented no physical harm to the children.
Hussain was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid community work.