An angry young man smashed two shop windows because he was told his girlfriend had cheated on him, a court heard.
Lincoln magistrates were told the 21 year old kicked and punched windows out at a butcher’s premises and an empty shop on Queen Street, Market Rasen.
Jim Clare, prosecuting, said police were sent to the scene and when they dealt with the defendant, he had to be put to the floor and handcuffed because of his aggressive behaviour.
“The owner of the butcher shop says he was angry and frustrated at the damage caused because this had been the fifth time his shop has been attacked,” Mr Clare said.
“The owner of the empty shop estimated it could cost up to £700 to replace the large plate glass window.”
The court was told that while on bail for this matter, the defendant got into trouble with police again after rowing with his girlfriend at a party.
“Police were monitoring the party attended by a large group of teenagers,” Mr Clare said.
“There were no problems initially. Later police received reports of a fight. They could hear a loud argument and saw the man and a female who were shouting at each other.
The girlfriend was trying to pull away. The defendant was quite drunk and emotional.”
The man, from Market Rasen, admitted causing criminal damage to the two shop windows on June 20 and being drunk and disorderly on June 26.
Gordon Holt, representing, said the defendant had been told by a friend that his girlfriend had been seeing someone else.
“He went to his friend‘s house where he drank himself senseless,” Mr Holt said.
“He found himself in town in the early hours distraught, upset, angry and frustrated. He stupidly took it out on the windows.”
Magistrates adjourned the case until July 30 for reports to be prepared
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