One man, who uses a boat to deter children from crime and travels around the country, pleaded guilty in order to steal a bicycle from a boy 16 years old.

Tiggz Author (previously Stephen Bullock) threatened his victim and stole an electric bicycle belonging to the grandfather.

In an effort to discourage crime from children and keep them on the right track, she has been traveling from Nottingham to Derby for 34 years.

He stopped his victim, aged 19, outside Aspley, Nottingham. After shouting “do you want us to bang you in the face” and taking his bike, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

On Tuesday, the sentence was suspended and he received it despite his expectation of a prison term.

Tiggz Dat Author, previously known as Stephen Bullock, was handed a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to stealing a bike from a 16-year-old boy. Pictured outside Nottingham Crown Court

Tiggz DAT Author (previously Stephen Bullock) was given a suspended sentence for theft of a bicycle from a 16 year-old boy. Photograph taken outside Nottingham Crown Court 

Nottingham Crown Court heard that the boy, a teenager, was on an electric bike towards his grandfather to return it.

Tiggz DAT Author approached him after he stopped in front of a store. He claimed that it was his bike, according to the court.

Stuart Pattinson (prosecutor) said that he shouted at him “do I want to bang your face?”

“The CCTV camera in the shop captured the entire incident.”

Tiggz Dat Author (of no fixed address) was shown footage and he said to the judge that he could have done it differently.

“I am sorry for the incident.”

A victim impact statement was made by the boy, who stated that he needed counseling after the incident.

He said: ‘I’ve become really depressed after what happened.

“I got professional help as a result. I now feel very scared when out in public, I don’t like going out on my own – I don’t even like going out on my bike anymore.

‘I was confident before this, and now it feels like I have lost my self-confidence.

Tiggz DAT Author was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, with a two-year suspended term, after being informed that he faces a custodial sentence.

The victim was required to perform 150 hours unpaid labor, to complete 20 days of rehabilitation and to pay a surcharge.

Judge Warburton, QC sent him to prison.

This is a serious offense.

“I’m giving you the chance to find out if you are able to stay out of trouble.

You have the right to make that decision. It’s time for you to put your money where your mouth is.’

The 34-year-old has been travelling from Nottingham to Derby in an attempt to encourage children away from crime and to keep their lives on track. Pictured setting up camp in Old Market Square

In an effort to promote good citizenship and keep children on the right track, she has traveled from Nottingham to Derby for 34 years. The 34-year-old is seen setting up camp at Old Market Square 

Judge Warburton stated that the sentence was reduced because the offense is more than 2 years old and there have been no serious crimes since.

Court was informed that the 34 year-old had 29 previous convictions for 59 offenses in his entire life.

But he stated that his life is back to normal and that he just needs a place for Christmas.

Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live outside the court, Tiggz Dat Author said: ‘I just want to positively contribute to society – that’s all I want to do.

“Everything I’ve learned, all my lessons throughout my life. I want to be in a position to help my community prevent others from living a life full of crime.

“We all merit a chance. Nobody deserves to fail.” My way of doing this is not to be a nuisance, it’s to spread a positive message.

‘Whether it’s working with the council or the police or whoever, I will do what I need to do, and take whatever steps I need to take to be able to be given that opportunity.’