Karl Edgar Littlejohn, 38, appeared in the Dunedin District Court Wednesday on charges of possessing a weapon and two counts of intentional damage, the Otago Daily Times reported.
Littlejohn became “enraged” when a friend arrived with another person to retrieve the Subaru vehicle he let the 38-year-old borrow six months ago, the outlet reported, citing a police summary. Littlejohn reportedly went home and got drunk before returning to the scene, where he tried to punch his friend.
He then got an ax from his Balclutha home and shattered all the windows of the Subaru before striking a nearby Nissan and chasing the victims down a street, according to the summary.
After his arrest, Littlejohn told police he had drunk two 24 packs of beer.
Littlejohn was sentenced to 12 months of supervision and 150 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay $963 in damages, according to the outlet.
He's reportedly been in previous trouble with the law, leading police on two separate high-speed chases.