A Clive man arrested for carrying a bayonet, hammer and screwdriver into his local hotel claims he only intended to use them to remove a historic photograph of a relative hanging on the pub's wall.
Bryan Arthur Cross, 47, was tasered at the Clive Hotel on May 17 after allegedly not complying with police after entering the bar with the tools about 7pm.
Hours earlier he had been asked to leave the hotel by police and had complied.
In the Hastings District Court yesterday he admitted to a charge of trespass but defended three charges of possession of an offensive weapon.
It is understood Cross' lawyer Bill Calver argued his client had brought the tools into the pub only to "take down" one of the pub's historic photographs, which featured Cross' grandfather.
While questioning Cross yesterday, police prosecutor Nigel Wolland asked Judge Patrick Treston for an adjournment so the court could order a psychological report.
Judge Treston granted the application and ordered a report. He also declined Mr Calver's request for name suppression.
The hearing was adjourned until next month.