A man who put a car bomb threat into the letterbox of a South Albury man he had a falling-out with years ago cannot remember why the friendship folded.
The note with the "Car bomb! Got it?" message was the second letter Phillip Michael Duncan delivered that day.
But despite the seriousness of what he did, Duncan tried to downplay the incident when he fronted court.
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"It was just a hollow threat," Duncan told Albury Local Court magistrate Richard Funston.
In reply, Mr Funston asked Duncan: "Can you remember even what the falling-out was about?"
"No," Duncan said, "not really."
Duncan, 49, of David Street, Albury, was not represented in court when he pleaded guilty to a single charge of intimidation.
The court was told that Duncan and his victim had known each other for about 25 years but had a falling-out "a number of years ago".
Duncan got into the victim's unit on March 3 about 2pm.
The man immediately recognised him and yelled at him to leave.
Duncan protested, but in the end walked off.
After he left, the victim could hear Duncan outside yelling abuse in the distance.
Duncan returned later that same afternoon and put a letter in his letterbox that was highly abusive of the victim.
The letter was collected about 6pm by the victim's partner.
Duncan later returned with the "car bomb!" letter, which he saw about midday the following day.
Mr Funston convicted and fined Duncan $400.
"Now don't come back before me," he said.
"Any domestic violence is serious."
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