A man has been jailed for eight months after he made threats to kill a neighbour while brandishing a knife.
Alliah Bradshaw and Rizwan Patel heard a knock on their window in the early hours of August 20 and looking out saw Nigel Paul Wood who lived nearby in Victoria Grove, Lupset, Wakefield.
Louise Reevell, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court he was told to go away but they could see he was holding a carving knife.
He made a stabbing motion and shouted at Mr Patel that he was going to cut him up and threatened that he would cut his throat and stab him. He walked round to the back of the address and the police were called.
They found him still in the vicinity but he handed over the knife without problem.
When he was later interviewed he said he had no recollection of events after drinking, until waking up in the cells.
Martin Robertshaw, representing Wood, said his client had no memory of the events because of the amount of alcohol he had consumed having drunk six to seven pints of beer and a bottle of vodka.
“It was a piece of drunken stupidity, he can’t explain why he behaved in this particular way. There was never any attempt on his part to enter the house.
“He had left the scene before the 999 call was made and when apprehended by the police he offered no resistance.”
Wood, 40, admitted having an article with a blade and a public order offence.
Jailing him the Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier QC said the offence was aggravated by his having two previous convictions involving the possession of a knife.
“On this occasion, under the influence of drink to the extent you cannot now remember anything about it, you armed yourself with a fearsome eight inch bladed knife and went to the home of a couple.”