An Outlane man slashed the tyres of a driver’s car after he said the man made inappropriate advances towards his girlfriend, a court heard.
Carl Moore, of Springfield Terrace, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
He had initially denied the charge of criminal damage but the 35-year-old changed his plea to guilty on the day of his trial.
Prosecutor Simon Broad said the damaged car belonged to James Brown.
On June 5 Moore was seen by an off-duty police sergeant on New Hey Road.
Mr Broad said: “He saw the defendant walk up the road and bend down beside a parked Renault Clio.
“He observed him damaging all four tyres and running off down the road.”
Magistrates heard that the officer was able to identify Moore and he was arrested.
He initially claimed that he was at home with his girlfriend before admitting his guilt.
Moore also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a curfew order made by the court for an offence of driving while disqualified in October.
He missed a week of this order after leaving his home and taking his tag monitoring unit with him.
Cheryl Ford, mitigating, said an incident weeks before the damage had played on her client’s mind.
She said: “Mr Moore had been told by his partner that the complainant had been disrespectful and made some inappropriate advances towards her.
“This was at the back of his mind when he was walking home from the pub past the complainant’s vehicle.”
Ms Ford added that Moore had informed security firm G4S that he was leaving the house following difficulties in the relationship.
She said: “He was asked to leave the address and when he was allowed to re-attend he contacted G4S who reinstalled the system.
“There’s not been a wilful breach of the order.”
Magistrates ordered Moore to pay £217 compensation for the damaged tyres. He also must pay £150 towards costs and comply with an extra two weeks of curfew.