A MAN looked out of his kitchen window to see the roof of his shed being ripped off, a court heard.
Matthew Quarmby admitted causing £100 worth of damage to the shed when he appeared before Kirklees magistrates.
The Huddersfield bench heard that he had an issue with alcohol.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said that the offence happened at a Golcar home on April 10.
Police were called to the Sycamore Avenue address by homeowner Ronnie Collins.
Ms Schofield said: “He heard a noise, looked outside and Mr Quarmby was stood by his fence.
“He was ripping the roof off the shed.
“Mr Collins shouted to him, asking what he was doing and the defendant ran off into a nearby field.”
Police caught Quarmby, of Leymoor Road in Longwood, a short time later and he was arrested.
In mitigation, Mark Brookes said that his client had voluntarily sought help for his alcohol dependency.
Magistrates ordered the 27-year-old to pay £100 compensation for the damage he caused to the shed.
They also told Quarmby to pay £20 towards court costs.