A MAN has been fined after heading out armed to confront a suspected thief.
David Bond grabbed a piece of copper piping and went to the man’s house to seek revenge.
The 25-year-old then threatened to “slit (the man’s) throat”.
Blackpool Magistrates Court heard how Bond, of Foxdale Avenue, Layton, believed the man had stolen a bracelet from his house. He said he had bought the jewellery for his girlfriend, and only one other person knew where he was keeping it.
Bond pleaded guilty to behaviour which amounted to harassment when he appeared before District Judge Hugh Edwards at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, told the court Bond had decided to go and confront the man about the missing bracelet.
She said he had picked up the copper piping on the way to his house.
But when he knocked at the house it was the man’s father who answered the door, and Bond said: “Get your son out here I am going to slit his throat.”
Bond was given a two-week curfew and ordered to pay £220 in fines and costs.