A MAN broke into a house because he feared that cooking sausages would burn, a court heard.
Antony Lilley admitted a charge of criminal damage when he appeared before Kirklees magistrates.
But magistrates were told that he had a reasonable excuse for smashing the window – after he started cooking and got locked out of the house.
Abdul Shakoor, prosecuting, said that the incident happened on April 13 at a property on Foldings Parade in Scholes, Cleckheaton.
He said: “The bedroom window was broken by the defendant.
“(This was) to gain entry into the property occupied by his partner.”
It cost an estimated £250 to repair the window belonging to Etta Gemmell.
But the Huddersfield bench head that there was an unusual reason behind the damage.
They were told that Lilley and MIss Gemmell had been out drinking that evening and had a large amount of alcohol.
Lilley put some sausages on the grill but while they were waiting for them to cook the pair had an argument.
Miss Gemmell left the house and Lilley, of Foldings Avenue in Cleckheaton, followed her and was locked out.
He then realised that the sausages were still on the grill and broke the window to get into the house.
Lilley, 23, accepted that had he been sober he would have used a different method to get into the house.
Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge for 12 months.
They did, however, order Lilley to pay £50 towards court costs.