A teenager, who had been sacked from a Horncastle takeaway, went back and assaulted his former boss, a court has been told.
Reece Thomas Ivan Mountcastle, 19, of Foundry Street in Horncastle, admitted assaulting Alaa Abou Seada by beating, when he appeared before magistrates at Skegness.
The court heard that Mountcastle used to work at the Little Caesar takeaway in High Street, which was owned and run by Mr Seada and that he was sacked after they fell out.
Nick Todd, prosecuting, said that at 8.30pm on September 30, Mountcastle and a friend went into the takeaway to ‘have words’ with Mr Seada.
He said there was an argument and Mountcastle swung a punch at Mr Seada, who put his hand up and was struck on a finger.
Mr Todd said that Mountcastle was then bundled out by his friend but the police were called and he was arrested.
Mitigating, Terry Boston said that friends fall out and the whole affair had been blown out of proportion.
“It was a stupid, juvenile thing to do,” he said.
The magistrates imposed a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered Mountcastle to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.