A man kicked his girlfriend’s car denting the door after they argued in the early hours.
Christopher Hercus, 26, of Torsway Avenue, Layton, pleaded guilty to causing damage.
He was given a 12-month community order and was ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said a neighbour called police after seeing Hercus boot his partner’s car door on April 16.
Steven Townley, defending, told magistrates that Hercus had said both he and his girlfriend of two years had been drinking before the row.
Hercus claimed his partner had lashed out and hit him. Instead of taking his frustration out on her he chose to kick the door. He had paid her the £100 excess on the insurance.