A man threatened to petrol bomb his girlfriend’s home on New Year’s Day after an argument erupted over a PlayStation, a court heard.
Jake Adams, 23, told his girlfriend in front of her 12-year-old son: “I’m going to come back and petrol bomb the house with you in it.”
Yvonne Neill, prosecuting at West Norfolk Magistrates’ Court on Friday, said Adams had been upstairs at the Middleton home playing the PlayStation when a row broke out with his girlfriend.
She asked him to let her son have a go on the games console and he became aggressive.
Ms Neill said: “She then told him she wanted to kick him out and he punched a hole through a door. hey began pushing and shoving one another and she texted a friend to call the police.
“He said ‘I don’t care about the police , I’m going to come back and petrol bomb the house with you in it’.”
Adams, of Sir Lewis Street, Lynn, appeared in court and admitted causing criminal damage to the door, which belonged to Freebridge Community Housing, on January 1.
Adams, who represented himself in court, said he had been suffering from depression for the last few years and had recently come off his medication.
He said: “I went to the doctors because my tablets weren’t working. She (my girlfriend) knew that when I was coming off those tablets that things were going to be harder for me but she kept winding me up until I’d blow.
“Its not an excuse I know, but that’s what was happening.”
Adams was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation and £100 costs.