A man who admitted breaching a restraining order received a conditional discharge.
Glynn Baker of Dysart Road in Grantham broke an order which prevented him from contacting his former partner.
The offence arose when Baker took his daughter to her mother’s house to pick up some socks and, while there, moved a chicken coop.
Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said Baker then threw a piece of wood at the complainant’s car before shaking his fist and “displaying the w***er sign”.
Baker, defending himself, denied throwing the wood or making obscene gestures but admitted the breach because he parked on the complainant’s drive.
He said: “I only did it for the safety of my daughter.”
Baker, 47, was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge. He must also pay costs of £85 and a £15 surcharge.