AN ill teenager who threatened to kill his mum after kicking her car door was given a 12 month conditional discharge by Grantham magistrates.
Alexander Phillips, 18, of Rothwell Drive, Grantham, admitted criminal damage and using threatening words or behaviour.
Phillips, who suffers from bi-polar disorder and ADHD, lost his temper with his mum on November 27.
She tried to appease him by taking him to a friend’s house but in the car he was shouting, being abusive and kicking out from the passenger seat.
In a victim statement read out in court his mum said: “All the way in the car he said he hates me and says he’s going to kill me in my sleep. I’m becoming frightened.”
When Phillips got out of the car he kicked the back passenger door causing it to dent.
He then threatened his brother before going into the garage and getting a golf club.
His mum, who tried to drop the charges, went into the kitchen of the house and put her foot against the door before calling the police to help.
This made Phillips more angry. He continued to be abusive about his mum in police interview after his arrest.
Giles Tyas, defending, said Phillips did not stand by any of the comments he made to his mum.
Mr Tyas said: “He is aware that his behaviour is unacceptable. He was fine one minute and then flipped the next. He can’t really control himself.
“His family background really is sad. His mother struggles to get support from agencies.”