A MAN who followed two women home damaged a door and window when they refused to let him in.
John Trotter was out on his bike in the early hours of September 1 when he saw two women walking a dog.
The 20-year-old asked where they were going and if he could go back to their house.
When they said he couldn’t, he invited them to a party at his house.
The women again refused and went back to one of their homes in Horsley Hill, South Shields.
Trotter followed them and when they wouldn’t let him in, threw a rock at the living room window, shattering a pane of glass.
He left, but later came back and damaged the front door.
Trotter, of Hampshire Way, South Shields, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
John McGlone, prosecuting, said: “It was 2.15am when the victim and a friend went out to walk the dog.
“They heard a pedal cycle. It was the defendant and he approached and asked where they were going and if he could go with them.”
“They refused and he asked if they wanted to go back to his for a party.
“They said he was being angry and aggressive, so they went into their house and locked the door.”
Mr McGlone said they heard Trotter, shouting to be let in.
He added: “There were bangs on the door before he threw a stone at the window, smashing a pane.
“He rode off but came back and shouted ‘do you know who I am?’ and damaged the door.”
The court heard Trotter has anger issues and often drinks heavily.
Ian Haq, defending, said: “He knows he’s going to have to pay for the damage to be repaired.”
Magistrates gave Trotter a 12-month community order with supervision and 60 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £650 compensation.