Parmjit Thami was shouting in the middle of Harefield Road, Coventry when he threatened to murder his partner with a knife, swearing “I’ll f*** her up” and “I’ll f***ing slash her” to the police.
The 41-year-old has been jailed for 2 years and 3 months after initially denying the charges of assault by beating, threatening with a bladed article in a public place, and threatening to kill.
Last September, Parmjit Thami confronted his partner Kelly Crowe as she was leaving him due to his drinking problems.
He pushed her into the street and a friend attempted to intervene, whilst a group of students recorded the incident on their phones.
Mr. Thami swore to passers-by that he would kill his partner, claiming: “She’s going to be murdered in 20 seconds”, before counting down from 20.
He was arrested at the scene but argued that he would not have carried out his threats.
Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said upon viewing the footage: “It lasted for at least five minutes – a drunken man in the roadway with a knife, making threats to kill”.
He told Mr. Thami: “Drink had become a part of your life at that stage” and “You say you would not have carried out those threats. But this was the carriage of a very large knife out into the street. There was a risk of serious injury or death.”
Mr. Thami changed his plea to guilty on the day of his trial.