ONE of two men spotted trying car doors told a witness he was going to wait for the police and "kick the f***" out of them.

Blackburn magistrates heard Alfie Dunston carried out his threat in that a female officer was dragged onto the bonnet of a car.

But he was quickly tasered to gain compliance and no officers were injured.

Dunston, 29, of Hudson Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to vehicle interference on February 18, resisting a police officer on February 2 and theft of a mobile phone on a February 15.

He was fined £240 which was set against the day he had spent in custody and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the theft offence was committed in a shop on Standish Street, Burnley where the owner knew Dunston. He went in and asked to look at a Samsung Edge mobile phone and then ran out of the shop with the phone.

The vehicle interference was witnesses by a patrolling police officer who saw Dunston leaning into a car on Brunel Street. Dunston ran off down a ginnel when he saw the officer who gave chase and eventually detained him.

Mark Williams, defending, said Dunston had significant mental health problems which made it difficult for him to cope.

"There was a period of time when he had no benefits and that seems to have precipitated this offending," said Mr Williams.