A man has been granted a suspended fine after running from police and into oncoming traffic following a bizarre incident at Rockingham Library. Ryan Christopher Fort, 47, appeared in custody before Rockingham Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 22, and pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly behaviour in public and one count of breach of bail. Prosecutor Sgt Scott Andrews told the court police were called to the Rockingham Library at 1pm on March 2, 2023, after staff complained about Fort’s behaviour. Police briefly spoke to Fort when they arrived but as officers tried to issue him a banning notice, he ran away from them and fled the library. He ran on to the road and into oncoming traffic, causing vehicles to slow down to avoid hitting him. The court was told officers were unable to find him and he failed to appear in court on Monday over the incident, prompting a warrant to be issued for his arrest. Fort was later arrested on Tuesday. Magistrate Linda Keane said the incident was relatively “low-level offending” and considered Fort’s night in custody in her sentencing. “You haven’t been in trouble for quite some time Mr Fort; it’s been three months,” Ms Keane said. “I am going to impose a two-month suspended fine. That means if you don’t get into trouble for the next two months you won’t have to pay the fine.” Fort received a $200 fine suspended for two months.