The man who hurled a bottle that hit pop star Fiona Sit Hoi-kei on the forehead never meant to harm her but just wanted to attract her attention, Kowloon City Court was told yesterday. But Magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen rejected Lin Chi-man's claim after watching a recording of the incident at a Mong Kok charity event in February, ruling that the 27-year-old security guard intended to harm her. Lin pleaded guilty to two charges yesterday, common assault and assault occasioning bodily harm. His lawyer, Yaddy Cheung, said in mitigation that his client only acted out of recklessness and had no malicious intent. The bottle of herbal tea first hit an employee of the event organiser and then bounced on to Sit's forehead. 'It was more like he tossed the bottle on to the stage to attract his idol's attention. He was immature,' Mr Cheung said. 'If he meant to hurt her he could have thrown it with much greater strength.' However, prosecutor William Wong disputed the argument for mitigation and asked that the court hold a separate hearing on the issue if the defence insisted Lin's act was not intentional. Mr Cheung said it was unusual for a court to hold a separate hearing over a topic like someone's intent and questioned whether the prosecution made the suggestion because the case involved a public figure. The prosecution rejected the accusation and asked Mr Law to view the tape before making a ruling, to which he agreed. 'Judging from the angle, strength used and its direction, the only deduction I can come to is that the act was with a malicious intent,' Mr Law said. Lin was remanded in custody until April 25 - pending a community service report plus two others on his background and psychological status - for sentencing.