A FATHER flew into a rage because the mother of his child would not make him any dinner.
Tony Norton, of Horse Shoes Lane, Sheldon, had been drinking with his former partner at her home on September 1, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.
Prosecutor Fiona Davis said the pair started to quarrel when the victim refused to make Norton any more food.
Mrs Davies said: “There was an argument and the defendant demanded her phone so he could ring his father for a lift but she refused to give it to him.”
Norton, 28, eventually grabbed the handset and threw it against the wall, smashing it. The police were called and Norton was arrested and remanded in custody until Monday’s hearing.
In his defence, the bench was told Norton, who received a suspended prison sentence for assaulting his former partner in 2010, regrets damaging the phone and realises he needs to ‘step away’ from the relationship.
The welding fabricator pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was fined £165, ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.