He huffed and he puffed - and eventually loutish Nolan Thornton kicked his terrified ex’s door down.
The prospective publican battered down his former partner’s front door with the strapping 33-year-old using his foot to barge inside her property.
As he repeatedly booted the door he barked “open the door or I’ll kick it in.”
After six minutes he eventually knocked the lock off, storming through the house to get his hands on some energy drinks and vodka.
And it was booze - or at least the sale of it - that played the central role in his plea for mercy from magistrates after admitting criminal damage.
Bridlington-based Thornton told Scarborough Magistrates that he’s about to become a manager at Mist following it’s refurbishment.
And he said: ”I would just like the opportunity to carry on my career.”
But his conviction has scuppered those plans, for now at least, after Mist confirmed his job offer had been pulled.
“He came in for an interview with the manager and told he would be on a trial run after the refit - obviously he failed to tell us he was appearing in court,” said a spokesperson.
On Thursday, the court heard his partner was “extremely frightened” by Thornton’s actions on the morning of July 4.
She had to message her mum on Facebook to ring the police as she was scared he’d spot her on the phone.
Magistrates handed Thornton, of Marton Road, Bridlington, a community order with £620 costs and a £150 charge.