Obsessive Carly Castrey harassed her ‘casual’ boyfriend – by repeatedly turning up at his address.
The 31-year-old was initially arrested and bailed when she went to his home, banged on the doors and tried to get inside.
And weeks later she returned to the property and barged past his mum to get to him.
But he managed to jump over a fence to avoid her.
Now Castrey – whose behaviour has been likened to that of a ‘lovesick child’ – has been handed a six-week prison, suspended for 12 months, at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
The court heard the victim lived at his parents’ home. The first unwanted visit was made on July 27.
Prosecutor Ben Lawrence said: “She attended at 4am, went in the back garden and tried to climb through the window. He pushed her and locked her out. She returned at 11.30am and the police were called.
“She later returned and shouted and screamed while banging on the side of his caravan. The police were called. She refused to leave and continued to shout.
“On July 28 she contacted him and banged on the windows. He told her to leave. She refused. She was arrested.”
Castrey returned to the address again on August 23.
Mr Lawrence added: “She was told to go away by his mother.
“At 5pm the next day she was again told to leave by the man’s mum. The defendant pushed past her and ran into the back garden. He was in the garden and jumped over the fence to avoid her.”
Castrey, of Repington Road, Sneyd Green, pleaded guilty to two charges of harassment and breaching a suspended sentence order.
Jason Holt, mitigating, said: “Relationships are something she is having to work on. They are causing her the biggest problems.
“She is now living away from her old address and away from the victims of this offence.”
The defendant is also subject to a three-month curfew from 10pm to 7am.
Judge Paul Glenn told Castrey: “Knowing you had a two-year suspended prison sentence hanging over your head you should have been busting a gut to keep out of trouble.
“You got involved in a relationship. You seem to have been obsessed with him. Your behaviour reflects that obsession. You behaved like a lovesick child.
“He blew hot and cold and he used you and sent out mixed messages.
“Belatedly you seem to have pulled your finger out. You have taken some steps to deal with the alcohol issues you plainly have. If you breach the suspended sentence again you will go to prison.”