By Andrew King

A man went berserk smashing cars, restaurant and bar windows, pot plants and a bus in Addington on Monday.

Police arrested the offender on Lincoln Rd after he smashed windows at a number of businesses and vehicles at about 1.26pm.

The offender used anything he could grab including Sullivans Irish Pub's sign to smash its window. Photo / Martin Hunter, Christchurch Star
The offender used anything he could grab including Sullivans Irish Pub's sign to smash its window. Photo / Martin Hunter, Christchurch Star
A large piece of concrete was thrown into Maxine's Palace Chinese Resturant on Monday. Photo / Martin Hunter, Christchurch Star
A large piece of concrete was thrown into Maxine's Palace Chinese Resturant on Monday. Photo / Martin Hunter, Christchurch Star

He even threw a sugar bowl through the Addington Coffee Co-op's front window and used a large chunk of concrete to attack a restaurant.

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Witnesses said it lasted about 10 minutes and there was "extreme violence" and "a lot of swearing" before police arrived.

No one was injured.

Sullivans Irish Pub was one of the worst affected, with a sign thrown through a window and several others smashed in.

Owner Mark Sullivan said it was a "real pain" to have to shut down while the damage was being repaired.

Mosaic by Simo manager Sumeet Misra said the man arrested normally sits out front of Domino's Pizza on Lincoln Rd and they occasionally give him food. Photo / Martin Hunter
Mosaic by Simo manager Sumeet Misra said the man arrested normally sits out front of Domino's Pizza on Lincoln Rd and they occasionally give him food. Photo / Martin Hunter
A number of cars were damaged in the smashing spree. Photo / Martin Hunter, Christchurch Star
A number of cars were damaged in the smashing spree. Photo / Martin Hunter, Christchurch Star

"He was in the middle of the road throwing things at cars, and attacked a bus," he said.

Sergeant Mike Jackson said it would appear the man had mental health issues and has done "a lot of damage".

The man was arrested without a struggle.