A DRUNKEN man stole a bottle of wine from his mother’s home and kicked the family pet dog during a row with his teenage sister, a court heard.
His mother, with whom the court heard, he has a difficult relationship, was out, but Farnworth’s 17-year-old sister and 15-year-old brother were in bed.
The door was unlocked so Farnworth let himself in, got into an argument with his sister, punching a wall and kicking the dog as well as helping himself to a bottle of wine from the fridge.
The teenagers fled the house with the dog and rang their mother, who called police and 24-year-old Farnworth was arrested nearby by officers who had to threaten him with a Taser.
Farnworth, of Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, pleaded guilty to stealing the wine.
Recorder Simon Killeen sentenced Farnworth to three months in prison, suspended for 12 months.