A woman scorned after her partner of 18 years left her for another woman damaged her ex’s new girlfriend’s car.
June Waite believed it was a car she had bought her ex when she scratched it with a key.
I’m a silly old woman
But the Vauxhall Corsa turned out to be a similar car her ex had bought his new girlfriend.
Waite, 50, of Melbourne Avenue, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to causing damage.
She was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £75 compensation, a £150 court charge, £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Prosecutor, Alison Quanbrough, said Waite’s former partner was in the resort’s Regal Hotel when she came up to him and poured a pint over his head on June 12.
Waite’s ex then saw her go outside and scratch his new partner’s car with a key.
When interviewed Waite told police she thought the car belonged to her ex and said: “I’m a silly old woman.”
Andrew Nottingham, defending, said: “She had been in a relationship for 18 years and he finished that relationship to go out with another woman.
“She had bought her former partner a car, but he got rid of it. He then bought his new partner the same type of car. She believed the car she damaged was the car she had bought him and was surprised when told it was not his.
“She said she would not pay for the damage.”