FOR the safety of the magistrate and court officers, a bail hearing at the ACT Magistrates Court was held in a loading garage beneath the building beside a van in which the accused was locked.
Kirsty McGukin was granted bail on Friday but not released after she wrote ''F--- you'' on an undertaking to abide by bail conditions instead of signing her name.
Corrections officers sought to escort her to court on Saturday morning but Ms McGukin refused to leave the van and became violent.
Legal aid solicitor Necia Wearne appeared as Ms McGukin's friend, after the woman said she did not require legal services.
Ms Wearne told the court that while she spoke to Ms McGukin, Ms McGukin tried to smash the window of the van.
''It's not safe to bring her up here,'' Ms Wearne said.
She told the court that Ms McGukin was of the view that she did not need a mental health assessment. ''She is of the opinion that it is everyone's fault but hers.''
The magistrate, Bernadette Boss, said she did not have the authority to send Ms McGukin to jail without speaking to her and led her assistants and the prosecutor downstairs where she reconvened the hearing.
Through the cell inside the van Ms McGukin levelled a string of obscenities at Dr Boss.
''F--- you, you stupid sl--. You can get f---ed on all that. I don't give a shit,'' Ms McGukin yelled.
Dr Boss addressed a blacked-out window inside the van and told the woman she was free to go if she signed her name on three separate bail undertakings to stay away from Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club and Westfield Woden.
But the 29-year-old refused.
Dr Boss told the young woman that if she refused to sign the paper she would be sent to jail. To which Ms McGukin screamed: ''It's a good time for a holiday, isn't it.''
Corrections officers were instructed to negotiate with Ms McGukin to sign the bail papers that guaranteed her release or to take her to the Alexander Maconochie Centre.