A West Albury man fled from police trying to arrest him over the intimidation of two women because he was physically hurt, a court has heard.
Corey Murray's decision to take-off, defence lawyer David Rofe said, was in effect how he committed the offence of hindering police.
"He told me he had broken ribs at the time and didn't want to be man-handled," Mr Rofe said in Albury Local Court.
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The 23-year-old had not long hurled abuse at the victims when police arrived and told him he was under arrest.
The incident - which happened about 4am - led to Murray, of Jacaranda Street, being charged with stalk or intimidate and hindering police, to which he pleaded guilty.
A charge of resisting police was withdrawn.
"It's silly activity that he's engaged in," Mr Rofe told magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim.
Murray got only about 130 metres away when he was grabbed by the arresting officers.
The matter unfolded on July 26, when police went to a house in Waratah Crescent, West Albury, over a domestic violence incident.
Murray was sitting on a step outside the front of the house.
One of the victims then came to the front door and told them that Murray had been trying to kick in the door.
Murray objected, telling police: "If I wanted to kick the door in I would have kicked the door in."
The same victim then said she wanted Murray to leave.
"I'm not going," Murray said, "my woman is in there."
Murray then reluctantly left, but began yelling abuse when he got about 15 metres before warning: "I'll be back for you, you wait."
Murray was convicted and placed on a nine-month community corrections order.