A fishmonger frightened his ex girlfriend when he formed his hand into the shape of a gun and pointed it at her.
Nigel Smith was said to have told her “I’ll be round in half-an-hour to do the house and you over.”
Smith, who had been with his ex 25 years, got upset after hearing his former girlfriend had a new man.
Smith, a 49-year-old father-of-two, of Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order.
He was sentenced to 18 weeks jail suspended for 12 months, ordered to pay £85 costs plus £80 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
He also had the wording of his restraining order changed to add that he must have no contact with his ex except through solicitors regarding contact with his children.
Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the couple split-up two years ago.
At the beginning of the year Smith’s ex told him she was going on a date.
He took this badly and caused damage at the family home. For this offence he was put on a 12 months restraining order on March 10 this year which prevented him from contacting his ex except over child contact matters.
The following month on April 8, Smith said to his ex “Have you seen your boyfriend today?” He called her disgusting and made a gun gesture at her.
When questioned by police Smith said he had been feeling suicidal and made the shape of a gun with his fingers, which he pointed at his own head.
Brett Chappell, defending, told magistrates Smith was finding it very difficult to cut ties with his ex. He admitted drinking daily to blot of his emotions and he had been to see his doctor about this.