THE Tiger Woods of Timboon has been fined after smashing a windscreen during an outburst prompted by his partner kissing one of his former lovers.
Father-of-seven Robert Glen Thomas, 35, of Fahey Street, was yesterday convicted and fined $750 in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for causing criminal damage.
He smashed the windscreen of a woman's car, telling police he was ''pissed off'' after claiming he saw his partner and his former lover kissing.
World champion golfer Tiger Woods struck relationship problems late last year when it was revealed he had been involved in a number of relationships while he was married.
Thomas is not married but he is the biological father of seven children with a number of different women.
Police alleged that on April 26 they were called at 12.30am to a verbally-aggressive situation in Fahey Street.
The dispute was between Thomas, his partner and a one of her friends - who was one of Thomas' former lovers.
Thomas took a short-handled mallet and smashed the windscreen of a vehicle causing $500 damage.
Defence counsel Matthew Senia said his client had spent the earlier part of the night having dinner with his partner and the other woman.
His partner told police that told Thomas had been involved in relationships with a number of her friends.
Mr Senia said a disagreement developed which led to his client leaving to allow the situation to cool down.
While away his pride and joy - a 1975 Ford Fairlane in mint condition - was extensively damaged, including having nearly all its windows smashed.
That and the kissing incident prompted Thomas to smash former lover's windscreen. The court heard he had since paid $500 to have the windscreen fixed.
Mr Senia said Thomas and his partner had since made up, had a child together and now had nothing to do with the other woman.
He said his client had a extensive prior criminal history, much of which related to an extremely toxic relationship which was characterised by violence and alcohol and drug abuse.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said criminal damage charges usually involved vandalism or people acting out of anger.
He warned Thomas that unless he learnt from his mistake that he would end up in jail.
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