A Tumbarumba man who terrified a neighbour by threatening to "return with a shotgun" over her chickens entering his yard later returned wielding an axe.
Nicholas Hallcroft was "highly intoxicated" each time he confronted the woman, once with the allegation her fowls had attacked his dog.
At the time of the incident, on the evening of December 4, Hallcraft was on strict bail conditions in relation to an alleged intimidation offence from October 10.
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Police attended Hallcroft's home that night and spoke to him out the front.
"Lucky you're here," he said. "I was just about to go over and bash them c ---s."
Hallcroft went inside the house and invited police to do the same, which was when they saw a "mid-sized" axe beside the front door.
"Police noted the accused to be extremely intoxicated and removed the axe from the near-vicinity of the accused," the court was told.
Hallcroft, who police believe was born between 1985 and 1987, pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court - through his lawyer, Mitchell Brooks - to charges of being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and stalking or intimidation.
He is in custody, bail refused, and did not appear before magistrate Richard Funston.
Hallcroft pleaded not guilty to an unrelated offence of driving a vehicle under the influence.
The court was told how Hallcroft, after a heavy-drinking session, went to the victim's Albury Street home about 8.15pm, abusing her for her "chickens crossing the fence into his yard".
"After a short conversation, the accused has become aggressive and agitated, stating before leaving that he would return with a 'shotgun'."
Police arrived at Hallcroft's home about 9.20pm and noticed the dog wasn't injured, then Hallcroft admitted his dog "had grabbed the chicken".
He was "extremely aggressive" and brandishing the axe when he returned to the victim's home 20 minutes later, when he demanded $30,000 compensation over his dog.
Hallcroft will be sentenced on January 24.
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