Man Punches Hole Through A Door After Finding Out Girlfriend Bought Him Lynx Set For Christmas
A man 'flipped out' after discovering his girlfriend had bought him a Lynx gift set for Christmas and damaged a door.
Steven Manson, 21, from Paisley, ended up punching a hole through a door when he asked his partner, Nicole Armstrong, what she was getting him for Christmas, according to a court.
Manson spent Christmas and New Year behind bars, but was cleared of assaulting Armstrong by pinning her down and grabbing her throat, as well as an offence of putting her in a state of fear and alarm, following a trial at Paisley Sheriff Court, the Daily Record reports.
He was found guilty of damaging a kitchen door by punching through it.
The court heard Manson was at his girlfriend's flat on 1 December when the pair got into an argument.
Armstrong told the court: "He came over to the house and we had an argument. I had been out Christmas shopping. I had bought him a Lynx set. He wasn't happy about it.
"He said, 'Is that all I am worth?'.
"It cost £2 and was only something I had picked up. I would have got him something better. But the Lynx set came back up again and the argument escalated from there.
"He was really angry with me. He was jumping about waving his arms. I pushed him away."
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The argument escalated and Manson punched the door, the court heard.
Armstrong then rang police and reported the incident.
The pair have since split up.
Manson gave evidence in court, in which he agreed they fell out over the present.
The Daily Record reports his saying: "She told me: 'I have picked you up a Lynx set.
"I asked her, 'What else are you getting me?' She said, 'What else am I getting you! You ungrateful bastard. You know I'm going to get you more than that.'
"I went to give her a cuddle and she pushed me away. It all started from there."
He had spent 30 days in custody since his arrest, including Christmas Day and New Year.
Sheriff Janys Scott ordered him to pay £100 compensation for the damage to the door.
Source: Daily Record
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