A man who threatened to blow up his family home with a gas cylinder and set a person on fire has alcohol and anger management issues, a court has heard.
Scott Chilvers on Tuesday pleaded guilty in the Wodonga Magistrates Court to the December 15 incident, which was fueled by grog.
He had been with his wife, two stepsons, and one of the stepson's girlfriends.
Chilvers became verbally aggressive with his wife about 7pm before walking into a laundry and grabbing a gas cylinder.
He opened the valve and threatened to light it and blow the house up.
The two stepsons intervened and managed to get the cylinder off him before putting it in another room, but Chilvers remained argumentative.
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He picked up a fuel can at 8pm and said to his stepson's partner, "I'm going to light you on fire, I don't give a f--- about you, you're nothing to me" before trying to pour the fuel out.
His stepson again intervened but a small amount of fuel got onto her leg.
The canister was taken away and Chilvers was arrested about 11.10pm.
The 37-year-old refused to give a statement after sobering up and half of those who witnessed the ordeal didn't speak to police.
"He acknowledges he's got an anger management problem and an alcohol problem," his lawyer Joe Battiato said.
"I understand on the day alcohol was a factor."
Magistrate David Faram looked at his criminal record and agreed that anger appeared to be an issue.
Chilvers has been in custody since his arrest and will return to court, with Mr Faram considering a community order.