A private school graduate who developed a daily meth addiction after he was stabbed by his own mother has revealed cops were ‘trying to get him to hospital’ as he sipped on a beer overnight.
Hugo Ball, 23, committed to clean up his act after he was spared jail time for robbing an elderly lady of $400 at an ATM in May.
He had developed a debilitating ice addiction and was using daily at the time of the attack, spurred on by his ‘trauma’ over being stabbed by his mum inside their Bellevue Hill mansion on November 20, 2020.
On Monday night, Ball shared a short video to social media showing two people in medical gowns inside his home.
‘Bending with cops… tryna get me to go [to] hospital,’ he captioned the video.
Ball sang an Eminem song and sipped on a bottle of VB as the officers waited in two corners of the room, blocking the exit.
A second bizarre video showed Ball spraying a fire extinguisher inside the home.
Hugo Ball, 23, has been trying to clean up his act after he was spared jail time for robbing an elderly lady of $400 at an ATM in May
On Monday night, Ball shared a short video to social media showing two people in medical gowns inside his home
A court heard in August Ball was making an effort to turn his life around after moving in with his biological father at a multi-million dollar Paddington home.
He told the court he was worried his grandmothers would think less of him for targeting an elderly woman when he was desperate for cash.
The court heard he was waiting behind the 71-year-old woman and snatched the cash from the ATM before she could and did not assault the victim.
He admitted the crime was ‘a low thing to do’.
Ball, a Scots College graduate, was stabbed by his mother Samantha Palmer, 55, back in November after returning home from a party about midnight.
He suffered head and shoulder wounds during the incident, which his mother pleaded guilty to.
He had developed a debilitating ice addiction and was using daily at the time of the attack, spurred on by his ‘trauma’ over being stabbed by his mum inside their Bellevue Hill mansion on November 20, 2020
Ball’s mother Samantha (top left) stabbed her son with a 12 inch kitchen knife in November (pictured with Mr Ball and his biological father Ian Ball)
Ball being stretchered to hospital by paramedics after the attack in Sydney’s east (pictured) back in November
The agreed facts state Ball’s older sister Daphne Palmer-Ball and stepfather James Tilley woke at about 1.30am to the sound of the 23-year-old screaming.
Palmer had repeatedly stabbed him. Mr Tilley used a tea towel to slow the bleeding and called an ambulance while Ms Palmer-Ball bundled her mother into a separate room.
Palmer repeatedly told her ‘he threatened me, he was going to hurt me’, the court heard.
Ms Palmer-Ball responded: ‘You’ve got just as many issues as he does … you just stabbed Hugo.’
In sentencing over the theft, Ball’s defence lawyer told the magistrate he had already been using drugs when the attack occurred but became more dependent on illicit substances in the aftermath.
He developed a ‘daily ice habit’, the court heard.
‘That (stabbing) incident has really sent him tailing down this road of increased drug use, anxiety, depression and PTSD, all of which he has been diagnosed with,’ she said.
‘Those emotions regarding that incident are still really raw and really unprocessed.’
Mr Ball is pictured on a mate’s shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney’s prestigious Scots College
The former private school kid’s mum Ms Palmer pleaded guilty to reckless wounding with the court hearing she told officers Mr Ball was ‘threatening her’
The agreed facts state Ball’s older sister Daphne Palmer-Ball (pictured together) and stepfather James Tilley woke at about 1.30am to the sound of the 23-year-old screaming
He was convicted after pleading guilty to stealing less than $2,000 from a person and slapped with an 18-month good behaviour bond.
Ball was also ordered to repay the elderly woman, must also abstain from drugs for six months and submit to drug testing.
Magistrate Ross Hudson also warned Ball that it was ‘critical’ he seek professional help to deal with his mental health issues and not use illegal drugs as a ‘barrier’.
‘Make sure you treat yourself legally… is that understood?’ he said.
Hugo Ball’s mother Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in a black summer dress and pearl earrings (pictured) after the November 20 incident