A man who beat up his ex-girlfriend over undercooked chicken posted a picture of himself sticking two fingers up after he avoided jail.
Scot Howell, 32, from Greenock, Inverclyde, headbutted Michelle Mundt, 32, a day after complaining she had undercooked his chicken kiev dinner.
He pled guilty to assaulting Miss Mundt at Glasgow Sheriff Court after he flew into a rage and left her with a lump ‘the size of an egg’ on March 18 at their Drumchapel Home.
He also admitted to spitting on PC Donna Airlie and having a knuckleduster on him.
Howell – who is understood to have left the army last year – also admitted a breaching bail condition on the day it was imposed.
On March 19 he was told not to go into the street they lived on but was found in the garden later that day.
The brute returned to the dock yesterday where Sheriff Margaret Liddell handed him a year-long community payback order with the condition he is supervised in the community.
She also granted a two-year non-harassment order preventing Howell from approaching or contacting Miss Mundt in any way.
Procurator fiscal depute Douglas Hamilton said: ‘There appeared to be an atmosphere between the accused and Miss Mundt, he was not too pleased with his evening meal on the day prior.
‘With that background on the morning of March 18, Miss Mundt was trying to speak to the accused to resolve matters however he was in a bad mood from the matters the previous evening.’
In 2015, Howell was convicted of terrorising ex-girlfriend Emma Barlow, by telling her to commit suicide and threatening to kill her.
It was previously reported how he had admitted bombarding Miss Barlow with disturbing calls and texts, including one which read: ‘Top yourself and do the world a favour.’
Another chilling message said: ‘I’m telling you, I’m on my way back up and I will kill – maybe not today, but one day.’
He was handed a £450 fine at Paisley Sheriff Court, and banned from approaching or contacting his victim for six months.