A teenage father has been remanded in custody amid allegations he threatened to "slice and dice" a Wollongong Hospital security guard who refused to allow him inside the maternity ward to see his partner and day-old baby.
Justin Hanslow, who only turned 18 in June last year, flew into a rage after being refused bail in Wollongong Bail Court on Sunday morning, calling Registrar Peter Ritchie a "f--kwit" before the audio feed to the video link was cut.
After that, he made a number of pointing gestures towards the video link screen before the feed was shut off.
Hanslow is facing charges of intimidation, property damage, resisting police and failing to comply with a move-on direction following the Saturday afternoon incident, which saw police called to the hospital twice within two-and-a-half hours.
A set of police facts tendered to the court said Hanslow began acting aggressively and banging on the doors of the maternity ward just after 1.30pm after being refused entry, prompting a security guard to attend the scene.
The guard escorted Hanslow out of the hospital and police caught up with him a short time later. He was given a formal move-on direction and told not to return to the hospital.
However, it is alleged Hanslow came back two hours later and again began banging on the ward door.
Another security guard approached Hanslow, told him "the coppers said you can't come back" and asked him to leave.
"I'm gonna start slicing and dicing you, you're worth the 25 years," Hanslow allegedly responded.
Police will allege Hanslow had his hands inside his pockets and continually pretended to lounge at the guard, who later told police he thought Hanslow may have been armed with a knife.
Hanslow then allegedly closed his first and swung a punch at the guard, however it missed the man and Hanslow fell over.
He allegedly loitered around the Crown Street entrance of the hospital until police arrived.
It allegedly took two officers and two security guards to restrain and handcuff him before he was taken to Wollongong Police Station.
In court on Sunday, defence lawyer Elizabeth Parkes said Hanslow had been acting out of fear for his child.
"He asks the court to look at this through the lens of a frustrated father concerned about the care his child was getting," Ms Parkes said.
Hanslow interjected several times during the proceedings to deny the threat allegations, however, Registrar Ritchie still refused to release him.
The case will return to court on Tuesday.