A Gnowangerup man has been punished for his “bizarre” behaviour after he was found on the outskirts of Katanning intoxicated and lighting a fire. Andy Onslow Masatora, 34, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on September 2 after pleading guilty to two charges of disorderly behaviour, one count of attempted stealing, and two counts of threatening to injure, endanger or harm a person. At a previous appearance last month, the court was told about Masatora’s behaviour in the early hours of August 27 when he was found yelling and lighting a fire on Great Southern Highway. Because of his behaviour, Masatora was taken to Katanning Hospital, where he started to abuse staff and police, becoming hostile and using “foul language”. Masatora threatened to cut officers’ hands off and kill them. A pre-sentence report revealed Masatora often “drinks to excess as a coping mechanism” but denied he had mental health issues. Magistrate Tanya Watt said Masatora’s intoxication was not an excuse. “Police do a hard job; they don’t deserve to receive targeted threats,” she said. “I’m pleased to hear you accept you have a problem with alcohol; that’s what’s going to change your life.” Ms Watt placed Masatora on a 10-month intensive supervision order. He also received a $1500 fine, suspended for eight months.