An alcoholic has to pay nearly £200 after falling out with his father and smearing a pizza on the front window of the family home.
Stuart Eunson. 35, appeared to be sober when he arrived at the house, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, told the court “His father let him in. Eunson was carrying a milk carton which was full of vodka.
“He seemed sober on arrival, but that quickly changed as he consumed the vodka. Mr Eunson’s father asked his son to leave, which he did.
He added: “However, he returned a short time later and butted the front window of the house. Eunson then smeared pizza on the same window.
“That amounts to criminal damage, even though it would have been possible to wash off the pizza.”
Eunson, of Russell Street, Jarrow, later told police he could remember little of what happened that day.
“His father says he is at the end of his tether with him,” added Mr Anderson. “He has a good relationship with his son when he is sober, but cannot cope with him when he is drunk.”
Eunson admitted threatening behaviour and criminal damage, both on July 19.
Kevin Smallcombe, defending, said: “The father has been very supportive, but he cannot be expected to put up with his son’s behaviour.
“Mr Eunson has sought help with his drink problem, and he has been told by the hospital if he does not control it he may not be here for much longer.”
Eunson was ordered to pay fines and costs of £185, and £10 compensation to his father.
The magistrates made Eunson the subject of a restraining order which bans him from contacting his father for 12 months.